Long-tailed porcupine

Long-tailed porcupine

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Hystricidae
Species : Trichys fasciculata


The Long-tailed porcupine is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. 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 longtailed porcupine
A young / baby of a longtailed porcupine is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'sow' and males 'boar'. A longtailed porcupine group is called a 'prickle or family'.
Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia
Some facts about the
Asian long-tailed porcupine

Adult weight : 2 kg (4.4 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the long-tailed porcupine

One member, however, the Long-Tailed Porcupine of Malaysia (Trichys fasciculata), is arboreal: interestingly this one is considered the most primitive genus. (Full text)

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