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Hystrix (porcupine)

Hystrix is also a synonym for the plant genus Elymus

Hystrix is a genus of porcupines containing most of the Old World porcupines. Fossils belonging to the genus date back to the late Miocene of Africa.[1]



  1. ^ Barthelmess, E.L. (2006). "Hystix africaeaustralis". Mammalian Species: Number 788: pp. 1 – 7. doi:10.1644/788.1. 


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