Hystricidae, Fischer, 1817

Amr, Zuhair S., Abu, Mohammad A., Qumsiyeh, Mazin & Eid, Ehab, 2018, Systematics, distribution and ecological analysis of rodents in Jordan, Zootaxa 4397 (1), pp. 1-94: 71

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4397.1.1

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scientific name

Hystricidae
status

 

Family Hystricidae  

This family includes the Old-World porcupines. The head and neck are covered with a crest of long bristles. The dorsal side is covered with spines of various sizes. Porcupines are nocturnal animals that feed entirely on roots, bulbs and other cultivated crops (Wilson et al., 2016).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Rodentia

Family

Hystricidae