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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Mammal Species of the World: It is also present on the island of PenangMalaysia. Long-tailed porcupine Trichys fasciculata. They also live in a burrow, from which a network of trails penetrate into surrounding habitat. Scripta Geologica By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Genus Hystrix crested porcupines. It may be found singly or in pairs. Family Hystricidae Old World porcupines. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

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Infraclass Eutheria placental mammals. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. It may stray into nearby agricultural areas.

Malayan porcupine

The Animal Diversity Web online. Johns Brachyuga University Press. 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.

It can also swim and gnaw. The gestation period is about 90 to days. International Union for Conservation of Nature.

African brush-tailed porcupine Atherurus africanus Asiatic brush-tailed porcupine Atherurus macrourus. It can be found from sea level to at least 1, m asl.

Infraorder Hystricognathi hystricognath rodents. They normally feed on roots, tubers, bark, and fallen fruits. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Hystrix brachyura Linnaeus Their maximum longevity is about 27 years.

Class Sarcopterygii hydtrix fishes and terrestrial vertebrates.

Hystrix brachyura Malayan porcupine Facebook. Superclass Gnathostomata jawed vertebrates. Their origin may lie from a brachuyra Late Pleistocene ancestor when Sumatra, Borneo, and Palawan were part of Sundaland. Barchyura porcupine Hystrix crassispinis Philippine porcupine Hystrix pumila Sumatran porcupine Hystrix sumatrae. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 54 2 pp. The head and body measurement are around Cape porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis crested porcupine Hystrix cristata Indian crested porcupine Hystrix indica Subgenus Thecurus: The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.


They are also hunted for meat.

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Both front and hind legs have smooth soles. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. It is found in various types of forest habitats, as well as open areas near forests. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Please see our brief essay. They weigh around 0. Subclass Theria Therian mammals.

Himalayan crestless porcupine H. The quills of the Malayan porcupine are used for ornamental purposes.