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Mammalian species available in the markets

Hystrix brachyura - Chinese porcupine


This species appears very similar to the African crested porcupine except for its more diminutive size and fewer quills over the rear.  There were only a handful of this species in the markets.


The animal below was lying in the aisleway of the Guangzhou Chao Tou market.






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