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Sivacanthion
Sivacanthion
An artist's illustration of Sivacanthion complicatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Hystricidae
Genus: Sivacanthion
Colbert, 1933
Species: S. complicatus
Binomial name
Sivacanthion complicatus
Colbert, 1933

Sivacanthion is an extinct genus of rodent from the Miocene of Pakistan. The build of Sivacanthion is very like that of a modern Old World porcupine, although details of the anatomy suggest that it is not a direct ancestor but a side branch of Hystricidae known in the Indian sub-continent.

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