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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Bilateria bilaterally symmetrical animals. Confused by a class within a class or an order within an order? The Malayan porcupine or Himalayan porcupine Hystrix brachyura is a species of rodent in the family Hystricidae.

They weigh around 0. Species Hystrix brachyura Malayan porcupine.

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Suborder Hystricomorpha hystricognath rodents. It may stray into nearby agricultural areas.

Family Hystricidae Old World porcupines. It can also swim and gnaw.

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The species may give birth to two litters annually. Extant species of family Hystricidae Old World bracyhura. Cape porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis crested porcupine Hystrix cristata Indian crested porcupine Hystrix indica Subgenus Thecurus: They are also hunted for meat.

The gestation period is about 90 to days. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.


Views Read Edit View history. Hystrix brachyura Malayan bracbyura Facebook. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Infraclass Eutheria placental mammals.

To cite this page: Johns Hopkins 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. Both front and hind legs have brachyurq soles.

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It can be found from sea level to at least 1, m asl. Himalayan crestless porcupine H. This species and its close relatives are believed to have originated from southern Asia based on their current bracyhura.

Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. It is a large and stout-bodied rodent covered with quills which are sharp, rigid structures. They also eat carrioninsects, and large brachtura seeds such as belonging to Chisocheton cumingianus. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

It digs into the ground and inhabits dens near rocky areas, where it lives in small groups. The quills of the Malayan porcupine are used for ornamental purposes. Retrieved 5 January East Asian Porcupine Hystrix Brachyura: Thick-spined porcupine Hystrix crassispinis Philippine porcupine Hystrix pumila Sumatran porcupine Hystrix sumatrae. Retrieved from ” https: International Union for Conservation of Nature.


A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. It is brachuura in various types of forest habitats, as well as open areas near forests. They normally feed on roots, tubers, bark, and fallen fruits. Superclass Gnathostomata jawed vertebrates. They also live in a burrow, from which a network of trails penetrate into surrounding habitat. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking brachyurs survey. They have short, stocky legs covered in brown hairs which have four claws on the front and five on the hind legs.

Subclass Theria Therian mammals. African brush-tailed porcupine Atherurus africanus Asiatic brush-tailed porcupine Atherurus macrourus. The Animal Diversity Web online. Infraorder Hystricognathi hystricognath rodents. Long-tailed porcupine Trichys fasciculata. The quills are modified hair.

They can be found in all forest types up to m altitude. Genus Hystrix crested porcupines.