Hystrix africaeaustralis Peters, 1852

Jackson, Stephen M., Jansen, Justin J. F. J., Baglione, Gabrielle & Callou, Cécile, 2021, Mammals collected and illustrated by the Baudin Expedition to Australia and Timor (1800 - 1804): A review of the current taxonomy of specimens in the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle de Paris and the illustrations in the Muséum d’Histoire naturelle du Havre, Zoosystema 43 (21), pp. 387-548: 425

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/zoosystema2021v43a21

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5143294

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scientific name

Hystrix africaeaustralis Peters, 1852
status

 

Hystrix capensis Grill, 1858  

Hystrix capensis Grill, 1858: 19   .

COMMON NAME. — Cape Porcupine.

CURRENT NAME. — Hystrix africaeaustralis Peters, 1852   .

See Woods & Kilpatrick (2005: 1543) and Barthelmess (2016: 327).

COLLECTOR/S. — Two from the Cape collected alive recorded by Pierre Bernard Milius ( Péron 1804a). See also Milius (1987: 57) and Jangoux et al. (2010: 269, 276).

COLLECTION LOCALITY. — Cape Town, South Africa.

COLLECTION DATE. — Before 24 Jan 1804.

SPECIMEN NUMBER/S. — No specimen identified in MNHN collection.

COMMENTS. — Two specimens, male and female, were collected alive and taken back to France on board Le Géographe under the name of “porcs-epics vivants” (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1804c: 172; Girard 1856: 105). Upon arrival in France the animals were kept in the menagerie of the Muséum and fed bread and rice ( Jangoux et al. 2010: 276).

ILLUSTRATIONS. — No data.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Hystricidae

Genus

Hystrix

Loc

Hystrix africaeaustralis Peters, 1852

Jackson, Stephen M., Jansen, Justin J. F. J., Baglione, Gabrielle & Callou, Cécile 2021
2021
Loc

Hystrix capensis

GRILL J. W. 1858: 19
1858