Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54016

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Rodentia
Family:Hystricidae
Genus:Hystrix
Genus species:Hystrix indica

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:60-83 cm
Weight:13-27 kg
Identification:The Indian porcupine has sharp black spines, long black and white hair on its back, a grayish crest, and a short tail.
Habitat:Rocky hillsides, tropical and temperate scrublands, grasslands, forests
Diet:Herbivore: roots, bulbs, fruit, berries
Reproduction:The gestation period is 90 days long.
Indian porcupines are usually solitary. They may form a small group of two adults and one offspring.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The sharp quills on a porcupine's back will stand up for protection.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Central Asia Date:1966-01 Subjects:Indian porcupine
rodent
Hystricidae
Porcupines
Rodents
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54016