North African crested porcupine

North African crested porcupine

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Hystricidae
Species : Hystrix cristata

 

The Crested porcupine, north african crested 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 North African crested porcupine
A young / baby of a North African crested porcupine is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'sow' and males 'boar'. A North African crested porcupine group is called a 'prickle or family'.
Some facts about the
African porcupine

Adult weight : 20 kg (44 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 28 years

Gestation : 66 days

Litter size : 2

Litters per year : 2

Weight at birth : 1 kg (2.2 lbs)

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Facts about the North African crested porcupine

Class: Mammalia PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: The North African crested porcupine is the largest porcupine on earth.

The European Porcupine (Hystrix cristata) is the typical representative of a family of Old World rodents, the Hystricidae, all the members of which have the same protective covering.

The European Porcupine (Hystrix cristata) is the typical representative of a family of Old World (Full text)

"The North African crested porcupine is the largest porcupine on earth". (Full text)

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