Thick-spined porcupine

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.

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)
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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 an 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. IUCN. 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Hystrix crassispinis (Thick-spined Porcupine)". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. Retrieved 27 November 2016.