Taxon profile


Chinese Porcupine
Hystrix brachyura subcristata (Swinhoe, 1870)

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

Scientific synonyms

Hystrix (Acanthion) brachyura subcristata (Swinhoe, 1870)
Acanthion subcristatum


Hystrix brachyura subcristata - Chinese Porcupine

origin North Vietnam

Author: Klaus Rudloff

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) [] [as Hystrix brachyura subcristata Swinhoe, 1870]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008

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