Old World porcupine

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Noun1.Old World porcupine - terrestrial porcupine
hedgehog, porcupine - relatively large rodents with sharp erectile bristles mingled with the fur
family Hystricidae, Hystricidae - Old World porcupines
brush-tail porcupine, brush-tailed porcupine - porcupine with a tuft of large beaded bristles on the tail
long-tailed porcupine, Trichys lipura - porcupine of Borneo and Sumatra having short spines and a long tail
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The Old World porcupines (genus Hystrix) have been little studied because of their shy nature, nocturnal habits and tendency to live in remote and inaccessible habitats (Gurung and Singh, 1996).