The Himalayan Crestless Porcupine Hystrix brachyura Linnaeus, 1758 (Mammalia: Rodentia: Hystricidae): first authentic record from Bangladesh

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Mohammad Ashraf Ul Hasan
Sufia Akter Neha


We report the first confirmed record of the Himalayan Crestless Porcupine Hystrix brachyura (Linnaeus, 1758) in Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh. An individual was observed and photographed in May 2018. The finding ensures the occurrence of this porcupine in a new habitat and stretches this species’ geographic distribution.



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Ul Hasan, M.A. and Neha, S.A. 2019. The Himalayan Crestless Porcupine Hystrix brachyura Linnaeus, 1758 (Mammalia: Rodentia: Hystricidae): first authentic record from Bangladesh. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 12 (Sep. 2019), 14624–14626. DOI:


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