Hystrix africaeaustralis (rodent)

Mass: 15 kg based on Corbet and Van Aarde 1996

Diet: browser based on Corbet and Van Aarde 1996

Abundance: 0.88 to 25.36% (median 6.75%)

Latitudinal range: -34.0° to -7.8°

Habitats: Mediterranean woodland (1), desert/xeric shrubland (3), tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest (1), tropical/subtropical savanna (7)

Found in 12 samples

Namibia: Waterberg Plateau Park (surrounding flatlands), Waterberg Escarpment, Waterberg Plateau Park, Namib-Naukluft National Park

South Africa: Groenefontein Nature Reserve (fynbos), Groenefontein Nature Reserve (riverine vegetation), Groenefontein Nature Reserve (thicket vegetation), Drakensberg Midlands, Garden Route National Park (Site 1), Between George and Karatara, Bethlehem

Tanzania: Mwanihana

Size measurements:
body mass15400 kg(N = 14)based on Corbet and Van Aarde 1996

See also Hystrix, Hystrix brachyura, Hystrix crassispinis, Hystrix cristata, Hystrix hodgsoni, Hystrix indica, Hystrix refossa, Hystrix sp., Hystrix sp. 1, Hystrix sp. 2