Hystrix brachyura vinogradovi Argyropulo, 1941



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hystrix vinogradovi Argyropulo, 1941


According to (van Weers, 2005) this taxon is invalid.


Conservation Status


Last record: ca. 32,000-41,000 cal BP



Altai Mountains


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Argyropulo, A. J. (1941). Rodents and insectivores of the Quaternary fauna of Binagady. Priroda, 3: 88-91.


Other references:

Nagel, Doris et al. (2018). Subtropical steppe inhabitants in the Late Pleistocene cave faunas of eastern Middle Europe. Slovenský Kras Acta Carsologica Slovaca 56(1): 99-110.

Kuzmin, Yaroslav V. (2017). The northernmost and latest occurrence of the fossil porcupine (Hystrix brachyura vinogradovi Argyropulo, 1941) in the Altai Mountains in the Late Pleistocene (ca. 32,000-41,000 cal BP). Quaternary Science Reviews 161: 117-122. [Abstract]

Salari, Leonardo and Sardella, Raffaele. (2009). The Pleistocene porcupine Hystrix vinogradovi Argyropulo, 1941 in Italy. Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana 48(2): 123-127.

van Weers, D. J. (1994). The porcupine Hystrix refossa Gervais, 1852 from the Plio-Pleistocene of Europe, with notes on other fossil and extant species of the genus Hystrix. Scripta Geol., 106: 35-52, 2 figs., 1 pl.

van Weers, D. J. (2005). A taxonomic revision of the Pleistocene Hystrix (Hystricidae, Rodentia) from Eurasia with notes on the evolution of the family. Contributions to Zoology 74(3-4): 301-312.


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