Hystrix crassispinis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Hystricidae

Scientific Name: Hystrix crassispinis
Species Authority: (Günther, 1877)
Common Name(s):
English Thick-spined Porcupine

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Helgen, K. & Lunde, D.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, it occurs in a number of protected areas, has a tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is widespread over much of the island of Borneo (Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia) (Musser and Carleton 2005; Van Weers 1978).
Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1200
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Population [top]

Population: This species is widespread and common.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in a wide vartiety of habitats ranging from natural forest to cultivated areas, from sea level to at least 1,200 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species. It is hunted for food in parts of its range, although this may not be impacting populations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is present in many protected areas. No immediate conservation actions are needed for this widespread and adaptable species.

Citation: Helgen, K. & Lunde, D. 2008. Hystrix crassispinis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T10750A3212685. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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