Paläontologische Zeitschrift

, Volume 76, Issue 1, pp 29–33 | Cite as

Atherurus karnuliensis Lydekker, 1886, a Pleistocene brush-tailed porcupine from India, China and Vietnam

  • Dees J. van Weers


Pleistocene porcupine remains from China allocated toAtherurus sp.,Atherurus cf.macrourus andTrichys cf.fasciculata, and from Vietnam toAtherurus macrourus have been studied. These fossils have been compared with the type material of the PleistoceneA. karnuliensis Lydekker, 1886 from India and with the extant speciesA. macrourus (Linnaeus, 1758) andTrichys fasciculata (Shaw, 1801). As a result, all fossil specimens studied are allocated toA. karnuliensis.

Key words

Hystricidae Pleistocene Atherurus karnuliensis A. macrourus Trichys fasciculata Hystrix 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dees J. van Weers
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoological Museum AmsterdamUniversity of AmsterdamGT AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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