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Types of Porcupines

African Brush-​Tailed Porcupine​
African Brush-​Tailed Porcupine​

The brush-tailed porcupine occurs in Benin, Cameroon, Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Togo and Uganda, in tropical rainforest at altitudes up to 3,000 m (9,800 ft).

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Andean ​Porcupine​
Andean ​Porcupine​

The Andean porcupine (Coendou quichua) is a species of rodent in the family Erethizontidae. It is found in the Andes of Ecuador as well as from the Cordillera Oriental of northeastern Colombia near San Vicente de Chucurí. This porcupine is little known, but is probably arboreal, nocturnal and solitary like its relatives.

Asiatic Brush-​Tailed Porcupine​
Asiatic Brush-​Tailed Porcupine​

The Asiatic brush-tailed porcupine (Atherurus macrourus) is a species of rodent in the family Hystricidae. It is found in China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. The synonyms of this species are Atherurus assamensis (Thomas, 1921), and Atherurus macrourus (Thomas, 1921) subspecies assamensis.

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Bahia ​Porcupine​
Bahia ​Porcupine​

The Bahia porcupine, Coendou insidiosus, is a New World porcupine species in the family Erethizontidae endemic to the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil. It was formerly sometimes assigned to Sphiggurus, a genus no longer recognized since genetic studies showed it to be polyphyletic.

Bicolored-​Spined Porcupine​
Bicolored-​Spined Porcupine​

The bicolored-spined porcupine (Coendou bicolor) is a species of nocturnal and arboreal rodent in the family Erethizontidae. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

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Black Dwarf ​Porcupine​
Black Dwarf ​Porcupine​

The black dwarf porcupine, also known as Koopman's porcupine, Coendou nycthemera, is a porcupine species from the New World porcupine family endemic to northern Brazil. It occurs in the Amazon rainforest east of the Madeira River and south of the Amazon River.

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Brazilian ​Porcupine​
Brazilian ​Porcupine​

The Brazilian porcupine (Coendou prehensilis) is a porcupine found in Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, the Guyanas, Bolivia and Trinidad, with a single record from Ecuador. It inhabits tropical forests at elevations up to 1500 m.

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Brown Hairy ​Dwarf Porcupine​
Brown Hairy ​Dwarf Porcupine​

The brown hairy dwarf porcupine (Coendou vestitus) is a species of rodent in the family Erethizontidae. Found in the Andes in Colombia and Venezuela, its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Cape ​Porcupine​
Cape ​Porcupine​

The Cape porcupine or South African porcupine, (Hystrix africaeaustralis), is a species of Old World porcupine native to central and southern Africa.

Crested ​Porcupine​
Crested ​Porcupine​

The crested porcupine is a terrestrial mammal; they very seldom climb trees, but can swim. They are nocturnal and monogamous. The crested porcupine takes care of the young for a long time and small family groups consist of the adult pair and young of various ages.

Indian Crested ​Porcupine​
Indian Crested ​Porcupine​

The Indian crested porcupine (Hystrix indica), or Indian porcupine, is a large species of hystricomorph rodent (order Rodentia) belonging to the Old World porcupine family, Hystricidae. It is native to southern Asia and the Middle East.

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Malayan ​Porcupine​
Malayan ​Porcupine​

The Malayan porcupine or Himalayan porcupine (Hystrix brachyura) is a species of rodent in the family Hystricidae. Three subspecies are extant in South and Southeast Asia

Mexican Hairy ​Dwarf Porcupine​
Mexican Hairy ​Dwarf Porcupine​

The Mexican hairy dwarf porcupine or Mexican tree porcupine (Coendou mexicanus) is a species of rodent in the family Erethizontidae. It is found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Mexico, Nicaragua and Belize.

Orange-​Spined Hairy Dwarf Porcupine​
Orange-​Spined Hairy Dwarf Porcupine​

The Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine, Coendou spinosus, is a South American porcupine species from the family Erethizontidae. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. They have a short tail and gray brown quills and feed on fruits, ant pupae, vegetables and roots.

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Paraguaian ​Hairy Dwarf Porcupine​
Paraguaian ​Hairy Dwarf Porcupine​

The Paraguaian hairy dwarf porcupine, Coendou spinosus, is a South American porcupine species from the family Erethizontidae. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. They have a short tail and gray brown quills and feed on fruits, ant pupae, vegetables and roots.

Philippine ​Porcupine​
Philippine ​Porcupine​

The Philippine porcupine, Indonesian porcupine, or Palawan porcupine (Hystrix pumila) is a species of rodent in the family Hystricidae (Old World porcupines) endemic to the island of Palawan in the Philippines. It is known locally as durian or landak.

Rothschild's ​Porcupine​
Rothschild's ​Porcupine​

Rothschild's porcupine is a medium sized porcupine with a head-and-body length of between 332 and 420 mm (13.1 and 16.5 in) and a tail length of between 290 and 413 mm (11.4 and 16.3 in). A fully grown adult weighs in the region of 2 kg (4 lb). The nose is pink and large, and the eyes are small.

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Santa Marta ​Porcupine​
Santa Marta ​Porcupine​

The Santa Marta porcupine (Coendou sanctamartae) is a rodent in the family Erethizontidae. It is known from dry forests on the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and Serranía del Perijá mountains of northern Colombia, at altitudes below 500 and 1100 m, respectively, and intervening lowlands, and may also be present in nearby parts of Venezuela.

Sumatran ​Porcupine​
Sumatran ​Porcupine​

The Sumatran porcupine (Hystrix sumatrae) is a species of rodent in the family Hystricidae. It is endemic to the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where it is hunted for food.

Sunda ​Porcupine​
Sunda ​Porcupine​

The Sunda porcupine (Hystrix javanica) is a species of rodent in the family Hystricidae.It is endemic to Indonesia.. References

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Thick-Spined ​Porcupine​
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, ...