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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They can be found in all forest types up to m altitude. Their maximum longevity is about 27 years.
Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Johns Hysstrix University Press. This species and its close relatives are believed to have originated from southern Asia based on their current distribution. It may be found singly or in pairs.
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Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Scripta Geologica The species may give birth to two litters annually. It can also swim and gnaw. Views Read Edit View history. It digs into the ground and inhabits dens near rocky areas, where it lives in small groups.
Confused by a class within a class or an order within an order? Extant species of family Hystricidae Old World porcupines.
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Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. 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. The head and body measurement are around They have short, stocky legs covered in brown hairs which have four claws on the front and five on the hind legs.
The sow usually delivers a single pup at a time, but delivering two pups has also been recorded. Cape porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis crested porcupine Hystrix cristata Indian crested porcupine Hystrix indica Subgenus Thecurus: Hystrix brachyura Linnaeus The quills of the Malayan porcupine are used for ornamental purposes.
Thick-spined porcupine Hystrix crassispinis Philippine porcupine Hystrix pumila Sumatran porcupine Hystrix sumatrae.
Genus Hystrix crested porcupines.
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A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The quills are modified hair.
The gestation period is about 90 to days.
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Class Sarcopterygii lobe-finned fishes and terrestrial vertebrates. Subclass Theria Therian mammals. Retrieved from ” https: The Malayan porcupine or Himalayan porcupine Hystrix brachyura is a species of rodent in the family Hystricidae.