Asiatic Brush-Tailed Porcupine Skull measures 4.2 inches. Asiatic Brush-Tailed Porcupine Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Scientific name is Atherurus macrourus. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).

Asiatic brush-tailed porcupines or Atherurus macrourus are distributed across southeast Asia. They are found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysian Peninsula, Malacca by Lyon, India, Hupei, Hainan, South Central China (Yunnan, Szechuan, and Guangxi provinces), Sumatra, Burma, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and adjacent Indo-chinese islands.

Asiatic brush-tailed porcupines or Atherurus macrourus are rat-like and quite slender. They have an almost entirely spiny body, though quills are soft on the under parts, head, and legs. Fur coloration on the upper back is black-brown to grey-brown. Asiatic brush-tailed porcupines or Atherurus macrourus posses short and stout limbs, with short, rounded ears. Their eyes and ears are quite small. Individual hairs have whitish tips. The underside fur coloration is dirty white to light brown.

Asiatic brush-tailed porcupines or Atherurus macrourus roundish spines are flattened and stiletto-like, with fluted grooves on the upper surface. On the lower back, round and thicker bristles are interspersed between the spines resulting in a distinct terminal tuft. The tuft is whitish to creamy buff in color. Each bristle is thick and scaly and contains a chain of flattened disks that rattles when shaken. This serves as a warning to deter predators.

On the upper back, flexible spines are between the fluted spikes, and the longest spines are located on the mid-upper side region. Spines can be about 10 cm long. Asiatic brush-tailed porcupines or Atherurus macrourus have a brush-like tuft on the tip of the tail.

Asiatic brush-tailed porcupines or Atherurus macrourus are agile and can run, climb, and swim well. Their fore-and hind-feet are five toed, partially webbed and possess blunt, straight claws.

Asiatic brush-tailed porcupines or Atherurus macrourus strictly forage during the night. They are herbivorous and usually feed on vegetation. They enjoy tree bark, roots, tubers, leaves, bulbs, and fallen fruits. However, they sometimes also feed on cultivated crops, insects, and carrion.

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 4.2 in
Asiatic brush-tailed porcupine Facts

Scientific classificationedit
Kigdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Hystricidae
Genus: Atherurus
Species: A. macrourus
Binomial name: Atherurus macrourus


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