First report of the Asiatic Brush-tailed Porcupine Atherurus macrourus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mammalia: Rodentia: Hystricidae) from West Bengal­­­, India

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Suraj Kumar Dash
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1269-1518
Abhisek Chettri
Dipanjan Naha
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9588-4483
Sambandam Sathyakumar

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We report the western most distribution of the Asiatic Brush-tailed Porcupine Atherurus macrourus (Thomas, 1921) in India.  An individual was photo captured in the semi-evergreen forests of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, northern West Bengal on the night of 28 January 2019.  It is a rare rodent species that is distributed in the northeastern states of India but was not reported from West Bengal. 

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Dash, S.K., Chettri, A., Naha, D. and Sathyakumar, S. 2021. First report of the Asiatic Brush-tailed Porcupine Atherurus macrourus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mammalia: Rodentia: Hystricidae) from West Bengal­­­, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 1 (Jan. 2021), 17561–17563. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.5950.13.1.17561-17563 .
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