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2. Ursitaxus inauritus. The Bharsia 3
3. Paradoxurus nigalensis. Full size
4. Taxidea Leucurus

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DO 6. Helictis nipalensis

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On a new Species of Porcupine.-By the same.

GLIRES VEL RODENTIA.
HYSTRICIDE.
IlYSTRICINÆ.
Genus Hystrix.
Species new, H. alophus (alpha privitiva et lophos a crest.)
Crestless Porcupine.
Anchótia Sáhi vulgo.

IIabitat Sub-Ilimálayas. It has often been surmised that there are two species of Porcupine in India, but I am not aware that any one has yet discriminated the second and rare species from the common one, or Leucurus. My huirters have just brought me a fine old male of the second species above adverted to, and I propose now to give a description of it, for it is very evidently distinguishable from the common species both of Europe (cristata) and of India (Leucurus) by its inferior size, by the total absence of crest on its head or neck or shoulders, by its longer tail,* by the white collar of the neck being evanescent, and lastly, by the inferior size and smaller quantity of the spines or quills.

The crestless Porcupine of the sub-Himálayas measures 22 to 24 inches from snout to vent, and stands about 8 inches high., Its weight

European species 3 feet long and tail but 4 inches.-Cuv. III. p. 205): Leucurus still larger? Its tail all white and its crest reaching to base of tail.-( Zvol. Jour. July, 1831, p. 103.

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