Earliest Evidence for Atherurus and Xenohystrix ( Hystricidae , Rodentia ) in Africa , from the Late Miocene Site of Lemudong ’ O , Kenya Leslea

@inproceedings{HLUSKO2008EarliestEF,
  title={Earliest Evidence for Atherurus and Xenohystrix ( Hystricidae , Rodentia ) in Africa , from the Late Miocene Site of Lemudong ’ O , Kenya Leslea},
  author={J. HLUSKO},
  year={2008}
}
  • J. HLUSKO
  • Published 2008
Eleven Hystricidae teeth have been recovered from the mammalian-dominated fossil locality of Lemudong’o, Kenya. This site dates to the late Miocene, making these fragmentary specimens some of the earliest representatives of this family in Africa. As is typical in porcupine systematics, identifications of isolated teeth are based primarily on size. Three taxa are represented: Xenohystrix sp. indet., Hystrix sp. indet., and Atherurus sp. indet. Lemudong’o documents the earliest occurrence of… CONTINUE READING