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European Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus
2012-10-03 16:40:07

The European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus), also known as the common hedgehog, can be found in western and northern Europe. Its range extends from the Iberian Peninsula and the British Isles to the central and western areas of Europe. Its southern range includes Fennoscandia and its northern range stretches from the Baltic to north-west Russia. This species has been introduced onto many...

West European Hedgehog
2007-01-10 12:08:11

The West European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus), or simply the European hedgehog, is a hedgehog species found throughout the Palaearctic region. It is not found in the Himalayas and North Africa. It is not commonly found above 60°N in latitude. The only exceptions are Finland, Sweden and the Northwestern-most parts of Russia. This hedgehog is about 7.87 in (20 cm) long. It lives in...

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.