Thick-spined porcupine

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Thick-spined porcupine
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Hystricidae
Genus: Hystrix
H. crassispinis
Binomial name
Hystrix crassispinis
(Günther, 1877)

The thick-spined porcupine (Hystrix crassispinis) is a species of rodent in the family Hystricidae. It is endemic to the island of Borneo and found in Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia.


In 1996, the species was considered Near Threatened, but in 2008, this was lowered to Least Concern.[2]


It is found in a wide variety of habitats ranging from natural forest to agricultural areas, with a elevation distribution of sea level to at least 1,200 m (3,900 ft).[2]


Although this porcupine is hunted for food, it is not a concern due to its wide distribution and high tolerance for habitat changes.[2]


  1. ^ Helgen, K. & Lunde, D. (2008). "Hystrix crassispinis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Hystrix crassispinis (Thick-spined Porcupine)". Retrieved 27 November 2016.