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A New Species of Porcupine from the Later Cenozoic of Idaho

Wilson, Robert W. (1935) A New Species of Porcupine from the Later Cenozoic of Idaho. Journal of Mammalogy, 16 (3). pp. 220-222. ISSN 0022-2372. doi:10.2307/1374452.

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One result of continued exploration for fossil vertebrates in the late Cenozoic sediments of the Snake River Valley by the United States National Museum was the discovery, during the summer of 1934, of a ramus of a fossil porcupine in deposits exposed near Grand View, Idaho. This specimen has been kindly loaned to me for study and description by Dr. C. Lewis Gazin. Interest attaches to the specimen since it represents not only the oldest Erethizon to be recorded from the North American region, but also the first remains of porcupines to be found in this area in beds other than cave or fissure accumulations.

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Additional Information:© 1935 The American Society of Mammalogists. Published: 01 August 1935.
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Official Citation:Robert W. Wilson, A New Species of Porcupine from the Later Cenozoic of Idaho, Journal of Mammalogy, Volume 16, Issue 3, August 1935, Pages 220–222,
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