Hystrix crassispinis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Hystricidae

Scientific Name: Hystrix crassispinis (Günther, 1877)
Common Name(s):
English Thick-spined Porcupine
Taxonomic Notes: Generic synonyms = Acanthion; Thecurus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-01-25
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Lunde, D.P. & Helgen, K.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, occurrence in a number of protected areas, 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:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is widespread over much of the island of Borneo (Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia) (Van Weers 1978, Musser and Carleton 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia
Additional data:
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 variety of habitats ranging from natural forest to cultivated areas, from sea level to at least 1,200 m.
Generation Length (years):1-2

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: Cassola, F. 2016. Hystrix crassispinis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T10750A22232051. . Downloaded on 20 September 2017.
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