The Pleistocene Hystrix vanbreei from Sangiran, Java, and Hystrix lagrelli from the Pleistocene of Henan, China are synonymized. The phylogenetic relationship of H. lagrelli with the subgenera Thecurus, Acanthion and Hystrix s.s. is discussed.

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van Weers, D. J. (1995). The fossil Porcupine Hystrix lagrelli Lonnberg, 1924 from the Pleistocene of China and Java and its phylogenetic relationships. Beaufortia, 45(2), 17–25.