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Acanthion

TranslingualEdit

Hystrix brachyura, in the subgenus Acanthion

EtymologyEdit

From Latin acanthion, from Ancient Greek ἀκᾰ́νθῐον (akánthion, little thorn), diminutive of ἄκᾰνθᾰ (ákantha, thorn).

Proper nounEdit

Acanthion n

  1. A taxonomic subgenus within the genus Hystrix — the smaller Old World porcupines, Hystrix subg. Acanthion.

HypernymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • Formerly considered an independent genus

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