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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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Retrieved 5 January Scripta Geologica Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: They also eat carrioninsects, and large tropical seeds such as belonging to Chisocheton cumingianus.

The quills are modified hair. They can be found in all forest types up to m altitude. It is also present on the island of PenangMalaysia.

Bilateria bilaterally symmetrical animals. The sow usually delivers a single pup at a time, but delivering two pups has also been recorded. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cape porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis crested porcupine Hystrix cristata Indian crested porcupine Hystrix indica Subgenus Thecurus: Mammal Species of the World: Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey.

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Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. They have short, stocky legs covered in brown hairs which have four claws on the front and five on the hind legs.


It is found in various types of forest habitats, as well as open areas near forests. They are also hunted for meat.

The Malayan porcupine or Himalayan porcupine Hystrix brachyura is a species of rodent in the family Hystricidae. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource hystrrix largely by and for college students. Extant species of family Hystricidae Old World porcupines.

Infraclass Eutheria placental mammals. Retrieved from ” https: Their origin may lie from a common Late Pleistocene ancestor when Sumatra, Borneo, and Palawan were part of Sundaland. Hystrix brachyura Malayan porcupine Facebook.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. It can brchyura found from brachyrua level to at least 1, m asl. This species and its close relatives are believed to have originated from southern Asia based on their current distribution. It has hystdix gestation period of days and a litter size of two or three.

They also live in a burrow, from which a network of trails penetrate into surrounding habitat.

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Long-tailed porcupine Trichys fasciculata. Additional Information Encyclopedia of Life.

ADW: Hystrix brachyura: CLASSIFICATION

The gestation period is about 90 to days. Subclass Theria Therian mammals. Suborder Hystricomorpha hystricognath rodents. The head and body measurement are around Genus Hystrix crested porcupines.

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Confused by a class within a class or an order within an order? International Union for Conservation of Nature. Class Sarcopterygii lobe-finned fishes and terrestrial vertebrates. Johns Hopkins University Press.

East Asian Porcupine Hystrix Brachyura: African brush-tailed porcupine Atherurus africanus Asiatic brush-tailed porcupine Atherurus macrourus. Thick-spined porcupine Hystrix crassispinis Philippine porcupine Hystrix pumila Sumatran porcupine Hystrix sumatrae.

Please see our brief essay. Species Hystrix brachyura Malayan porcupine. It is a large and stout-bodied rodent covered with quills which are sharp, rigid structures. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe.

It digs into the ground and inhabits dens near rocky areas, where it lives in small groups. Brqchyura Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 54 2 pp.