One mandibular fragment and 10 isolated cheek teeth of a moderately sized porcupine from the well-known site Longgupo in China are described. These are the first fossil finds in China, which may be allocated to Hystrix brachyura. They have a late Pliocene to earliest Pleistocene age, representing the oldest fossil high-crowned porcupine species in China.

Hystrix brachyura, Longgupo, China, Late Pliocene, Early Nihewanian
Beaufortia

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van Weers, D.J. (2003). The porcupine Hystrix brachyura Linnaeus, 1758 in the cave deposits of Longgupo, China. Beaufortia, 53(3), 61–65.