AnAge entry for Hystrix brachyura. Classification (HAGRID: ) Genus: Hystrix; Species: Hystrix brachyura; Common name: Malayan porcupine. Range Description. This species ranges from Nepal, through northeastern India ( Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya and. Descriptions and articles about the Himalayan Porcupine, scientifically known as Hystrix brachyura in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Distributi.

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To cite this page: Thick-spined porcupine Hystrix crassispinis Philippine porcupine Hystrix pumila Sumatran porcupine Hystrix sumatrae. The species may give birth to two litters annually.

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It may stray into nearby agricultural areas. Class Sarcopterygii lobe-finned fishes and terrestrial vertebrates.

The sow usually delivers a single pup at a time, but delivering two pups has also been recorded. This species and its close relatives are believed to have originated from southern Asia based on their current distribution. Help us improve the site by taking our survey.

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Scripta Geologica Both front and hind legs have smooth soles. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. They weigh around 0. They also eat carrioninsects, and large tropical seeds such as belonging to Chisocheton cumingianus.


Their origin may lie from a common Late Pleistocene ancestor when Sumatra, Borneo, and Palawan were part of Sundaland. Confused by a class within a class or an order within an order?

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Views Read Edit View history. East Asian Porcupine Hystrix Brachyura: It has a gestation period of days and a litter size of two or three. It can also swim and gnaw.

Hystrix brachyura Malayan porcupine Facebook. International Union for Conservation of Nature.

It is a large and stout-bodied rodent covered with quills which are sharp, rigid structures. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Hystrix brachyura Linnaeus Suborder Hystricomorpha hystricognath rodents. Species Hystrix brachyura Malayan porcupine. Retrieved from ” https: Infraclass Eutheria placental mammals. Mammal Species of the World: Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: The head and body measurement are around Subclass Theria Therian mammals.

Retrieved 5 January African brush-tailed porcupine Atherurus africanus Asiatic brush-tailed porcupine Atherurus macrourus. Johns Hopkins University Press.


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Their maximum longevity is about 27 years. It can be found from sea level to at least 1, m asl. It is found in various types of forest habitats, as well as open areas near forests. They can be found in all grachyura types up to m altitude.

It is also present on the island of PenangMalaysia. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed.

This page was last edited on 5 Novemberat Extant species of family Hystricidae Old World porcupines. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Articles containing video clips Taxonomy articles created by Polbot.