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 porcupineA 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'.
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)More animals beginning with L