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Old World porcupine(noun)
Old World porcupine(Noun)
Any of the large, spiny-furred rodents of the order Hystricidae, native to the southern part of the Eastern Hemisphere
Old World porcupine
The Old World porcupines, or Hystricidae, are large terrestrial rodents, distinguished by the spiny covering from which they take their name. They range over the south of Europe, most of Africa, India, and the Maritime Southeast Asia as far east as Borneo. Although both the Old World and New World porcupine families belong to the Hystricognathi branch of the vast order Rodentia, they are quite different and are not closely related.
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