HYSTRICIDAE G. Fischer, 1817

Amori, Giovanni, Segniagbeto, Gabriel Hoinsoude, Decher, Jan, Assou, Delagnon, Gippoliti, Spartaco & Luiselli, Luca, 2016, Non-marine mammals of Togo (West Africa): an annotated checklist, Zoosystema 38 (2), pp. 201-244: 226

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http://doi.org/ 10.5252/z2016n2a3

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scientific name

HYSTRICIDAE G. Fischer, 1817
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Family HYSTRICIDAE G. Fischer, 1817  

Atherurus africanus Gray, 1842  

ORIGINAL DATA. — Recorded from the ecological zone IV (Kpalimé, Badou, and the Adéle region). Frequently found in local bushmeat markets and in fetish markets of the southern portion of the country (original observations, years 2012-2015).

Hystrix cristata Linnaeus, 1758   ▶ ( Fig. 26 View FIG )

HISTORICAL LITERATURE. — First reported to occur in Togo by Matschie (1893b). The same author also reported it from Basari ( Matschie 1899).

VOUCHERS. — Six vouchers (five of them classified as Hystrix africaeaustralis (Peters, 1852)   coming from Sansanné-Mango, Bismarckburg, Sokodé, and Aného (Petit Popo), are stored at ZMB.

ORIGINAL DATA. — Several specimens, as well as their spines ( Fig. 26 View FIG ), are found in the Maritime region, into suburban Lomé.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Hystricidae