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Pleistocene small porcupine from the Ural Mountains , Russia, with note on taxonomy of Hystrix vinogradovi (Rodentia, Hystricidae) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.2. No.1: 4347 [in English].

The skull of the Pleistocene Hystrix vinogradovi found in Mokhnevskaya Cave in Middle Ural is examined. This find seems to be the northernmost fossil record of genus Hystrix in Europe . H. vinogradovi is similar to the Recent species, H . ( Acanthion ) brachyura , from South-East Asia in the characters of cranial morphology. Thus H. vinogradovi is considered to be a fossil subspecies of H . brachyura : H. brachyura vinogradovi comb. n. KEY-WORDS: Hystrix , Pleistocene, Europe.