Crested Porcupine

Crested Porcupine

Crested porcupines have a plantigrade gait with well-developed claws, bare soles, pawpads, and regressed thumbs.

The forefoot of the crested porcupine has four well-developed, clawed digits while the thumb is regressed. The hind foot has five digits. The soles of the crested porcupine’s paws are naked and have padded soles, and the porcupine’s gait is plantigrade.


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Sources | (McPhee, 2003; Nowak, 1999; Storch, 1990; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2020b)

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