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SPECIES Hystrix (Acanthion) brachyura

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 57.
Common Name:Malayan Porcupine
Type Locality:Malaysia, Malacca.
Distribution:Nepal, Sikkim, and Assam (India), C and S China, Burma, Thailand, Indochina, Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo, Malay Isls of Pinang, Singapore.
Status:IUCN Vulnerable.
Comments:Subgenus Acanthion (Van Weers, 1979:233); also see Lekagul and McNeely (1988:492).
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SUBSPECIES brachyura

SUBSPECIES bengalensis

SUBSPECIES hodgsoni

SUBSPECIES subcristata

SUBSPECIES yunnanensis

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