Hystricidae

Morphology

Weight
from 4 to 9 kg

Classification

Classe
Mammals
Order
Rodents
Family
Hystricidae
Histrix cristata
 

diet

Porcupines are rodents feeding mainly on bark, leaves, pine needles and sometimes fruit seeds.
 

Reproduction - lifespan

The young are born after a 7-month gestation period.
Its lifespan can reach 18 years.


Habitat

It lives primarily in forests.
 

did you know ?

Swedish naturalist Carl Von Linné described this species for the first time in 1758.