First record of the Asiatic Brush-tailed Porcupine Atherurus macrourus Linnaeus, 1758 (Mammalia: Rodentia: Hystricidae) from western Bhutan

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Tashi Dhendup
Rinzin Dorji


The Asiatic Brush-tailed Porcupine, known to be one of the rarest porcupines in South Asia was first recorded in Bhutan at Royal Manas National Park in 2010.  This paper reports the occurrence of the species in western Bhutan in Gedu Territorial Forest Division and is the second record from the country. 

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Tashi Dhendup, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research, Department of Forest and Park Services, Lamai Goempa, Bumthang 32001, Bhutan

Department of Forest and Park Services, 
Forestry Officer

Rinzin Dorji, Gedu Territorial Forest Division, Department of Forest and Park Services, Chukha, Bhutan

Department of Forest and Park Services,
Forestry Officer


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