Trichys fasciculata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Hystricidae

Scientific Name: Trichys fasciculata (Shaw, 1801)
Common Name(s):
English Long-tailed Porcupine

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-10-11
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 in the lowlands of Sumatra and Borneo, and there are no current major threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found on Sumatra, Borneo, and the Malay peninsula (Van Weers 1976, Woods and Kilpatrick 2005).
Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak)
Additional data:
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits in lowland forest, but also found in secondary and degraded habitat. It is semi-commensal with humans.
Generation Length (years):7

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: It is hunted for food.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is hunted, but it is unlikely to have a major impact on population numbers.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is presumably present in protected areas.

Citation: Aplin, K. 2017. Trichys fasciculata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22132A22232753. . Downloaded on 23 October 2017.
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