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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The American or arboricole porcupines considered as a family of rodents, including the North American tree-porcupines of the genus Erethizon, as well as the prehensile-tailed Cercolabinæ. See cut under porcupine. Also called Synetherina (Gervais, 1852).

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