African brush-tailed porcupine
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Hystricidae
Species : Atherurus africanus
The African brush-tailed porcupine is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the African brushtailed porcupineA young / baby of a African brushtailed porcupine is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'sow' and males 'boar'. A African brushtailed porcupine group is called a 'prickle or family'.
CountriesBenin, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, The, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo and Uganda
African brush-tailed porcupine habitatsArable Land, Artificial / Terrestrial, Forest, Plantations, Subtropical / Tropical Moist Lowland and Subtropical / Tropical Moist Montane
Facts about the African brush-tailed porcupine
Ref Type: Journal Reprint: Not in File Abstract: The brush-tailed porcupine (Atherurus africanus) is a hystricomorph rodent, which frequents the forests of West and Central Africa.
The smaller, more slender African brush-tailed porcupine (Atherurus africanus) is found in isolated populations in northwestern Kenya.
Abstract: The brush-tailed porcupine (Atherurus africanus) is a hystricomorph rodent, which frequents the forests of West and Central Africa. (Full text)
The latter species, Atherurus africanus, is often hunted for its meat. (Wiki)More animals beginning with A