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Sumatran Porcupine
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Sumatran porcupine killed by a truck in central Sumatra
Information
Range  Indonesian island of Sumatra.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Hystricidae
Genus Hystrix
Thecurus
Species Hystrix sumatrae
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

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

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