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SPECIES Atherurus macrourus

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 57.
Common Name:Asiatic Brush-tailed Porcupine
Type Locality:"Habitat in Asia", restricted to Malaysia, Malacca by Lyon (1907:584).
Distribution:E Assam (India), Szeechwas, Yunnan, Hupei, and Hainan (China) to Malaya, Sumatra, and adjacent islands, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Burma.
Status:IUCN Endangered as A. m. assamensis, otherwise Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Includes angustiramus, assamensis, hainanus, retardatus, stevensi, terutaus, tionis, and zygomatica (Van Weers, 1977).
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    angustiramus Mohr, 1964
    assamensis Thomas, 1921
    hainanus Allen, 1906
    pemangilis Robinson, 1912
    retardatus Mohr, 1964
    stevensi Thomas, 1925
    terutaus Lyon, 1907
    tionis Thomas, 1908
    zygomatica Miller, 1903

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