Ath·​e·​ru·​rus | \ ˌathəˈru̇rəs \

Definition of Atherurus

: a genus of long-bodied Old World porcupines having the tail scaly except at its spiny tip and comprising the brush-tailed porcupines

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History and Etymology for Atherurus

New Latin, from Greek athēr barb, awn + New Latin -urus

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“Atherurus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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