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Trichys fasciculata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA HYSTRICIDAE

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Aplin, K. & Lunde, D.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
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.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: This is a common and a prolific species.
Population Trend: Stable

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

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. & Lunde, D. 2008. Trichys fasciculata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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