Hystrix javanica 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Hystricidae

Scientific Name: Hystrix javanica (F. Cuvier, 1823)
Common Name(s):
English Sunda Porcupine

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-05-18
Assessor(s): Aplin, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Lunde, D.P.
Listed as Least Concern as the species is relatively widespread and abundant, and there are no current major threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found on Java, Bali, Sumbawa, Flores, Lombok, Madura, and Tonahdjampea (Indonesia) (Van Weers 1979, 1983; Woods and Kilpatrick 2005). Recorded to 1,600 m on Flores (Van Weers 1979, 1983). There is a record from Sulawesi dating back to the late 1800s, where it had probably been introduced from Flores, but this seems to have been a one off event involving the transfer of a living animal to that island (Van Weers 1979).
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Population [top]

Population:It is an abundant species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is primarily a lowland species, found in secondary and degraded habitats.
Generation Length (years):7

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is presumably present in several protected areas.

Citation: Aplin, K. 2016. Hystrix javanica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T10752A22231749. . Downloaded on 19 October 2017.
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