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- proper noun A taxonomic
subgenuswithin the genusHystrix — the smaller Old World porcupines.
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The difference in the skull of _Hystrix_ and _Acanthion_ lies in the intermaxillaries and the grinders, as follows: --
_Acanthion_, and _Atherura_; and _Acanthion_ he some years after
_Acanthion_ -- Inter-max. triangular, tapering behind; _grinders_ sub-cylindrical, not longer than broad, one fold on the inner, two or three on the outer side.
(_Acanthion_) _Javanica_, says: "The habits of the animal, as recorded by Muller, do not differ from those of _H.
"(Acanthion) longicauda (_Crestless Porcupine_) 366 406.