The North American porcupine is a large rodent found throughout much of the United States. They have a stocky body, a small face, short legs, and a short, thick tail. Their upper parts are covered with sharp quills used for defense. Porcupines are primarily terrestrial but freely climb trees to obtain food or to escape danger. The only rodent in North America that is larger than this species is the American beaver.
- One-of-a-kind real North American porcupine skeleton
- This specimen comes disarticulated
- The medial left side ulna and radius are broken
- The right tibia has been glued back together
- Skull Length 10.1 cm (4 in.)
- Skull Width¬†6.4 cm (2.5 in.)
- Skull Height 6 cm (2.4 in.)