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Indian Crested Porcupine
Hystrix indica Kerr, 1792

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Rodentia - rodents »  family Hystricidae - old world porcupines »  genus Hystrix - porcupines »  subgenus Hystrix

Scientific synonyms

Hystrix (Hystrix) indica Kerr, 1792
Hystrix hirsutirostris (Sykes, 1831)
Hystrix leucura (Brandt, 1835)

Other names

= White-tailed Porcupine

Least Concern LC

Images

Hystrix indica - Indian Crested Porcupine

Author: McMammal

Hystrix indica - Indian Crested Porcupine

Author: Ivan Mikšík

Hystrix indica - Indian Crested Porcupine

Author: Petr Vobořil

Hystrix indica - Indian Crested Porcupine

Author: McMammal

Hystrix indica - Indian Crested Porcupine

Author: Irena Tichá

juvenile animal

Hystrix indica leucurus - Indian Crested Porcupine

Hystrix indica leucurus - Indian Crested Porcupine

Author: Klaus Rudloff

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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Monodontus bainae Kalia & Gupta, 1983

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Hystrix indica leucurus Sykes, 1931 - Caucasian Porcupine

Hystrix indica leucurus


Links and literature

EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3] [as Hystrix indica Kerr, 1792]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Hystrix indica Kerr, 1792]

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Explanations

? disputed occurrence of species in area described by check-list