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Erinaceus
2014-08-13 14:41:02

Erinaceus is a genus that holds four species of hedgehogs that can be found in Europe, including E. amurensis and E. concolor. The species within this genus have a large range that extends throughout Europe and the Middle East and includes areas of China and Russia. Members of the Erinaceus genus reach an average body length between 7.8 and 11.8 inches and a weight of up to 2.6 pounds. Like all...

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...

Southern African Hedgehog Atelerix frontalis
2012-10-01 10:25:35

The southern African hedgehog (Atelerix frontalis) can be found in many areas of Africa including Angola, Lesotho, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. It prefers a habitat in areas that are slightly damp, with abundant vegetation, although it can live in many different habitats. It is nocturnal, spending most of the day resting under leaves and other debris, holes, or bushes. These areas are not...

Northern White-breasted Hedgehog Erinaceus roumanicus
2012-10-01 09:43:22

The northern white-breasted hedgehog (Erinaceus roumanicus) can be found from Poland, the former Yugoslavia, and Austria to the Adriatic Islands and Greece in the south. Its eastern range includes Russia, Ukraine, and Siberia, with the range stopping at the Ob River in this area. The northern white-breasted hedgehog was previously thought to be subspecies of E. europaeus and E. concolor, but...

North African Hedgehog Atelerix algirus
2012-06-20 15:55:23

The North African hedgehog (Atelerix algirus), also known as the Algerian hedgehog, can be found in many areas including Algeria, Libya, France, Spain, and Tunisia. Little is known about this hedgehog’s preferred habitats, but it has often been found in mixed and conifer forests as well as mountainous areas in northern Africa in Spain. It is not able to survive in arid regions of Libya and...

Desert Hedgehog Paraechinus aethiopicus
2012-05-24 13:31:24

The desert hedgehog (Paraechinus aethiopicus) can be found in many areas including Algeria, Chad, the Sahara Desert, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Somalia, Sudan, and many other areas. It is though that this hedgehog can also be found in Ethiopia. It has an average body length of up to eleven inches and can weigh between ten to eighteen ounces, making it one...

Indian Hedgehog
2007-01-10 12:31:15

The Indian Hedgehog (Paraechinus micropus) is a species of hedgehogs native to India and Pakistan. The Indian Hedgehog is known for its masked face, somewhat similar to a raccoon. It tends to live on plains and in bushy mountainous areas near water. The Indian Hedgehog is relatively small. It is about 5.91 inches long and weighs from 7.05 to 12.35 oz (200 to 350 g). It is quite fast,...

Hughs Hedgehog
2007-01-10 12:27:07

Hugh's Hedgehog (Mesechinus hughi), also sometimes referred to as the Central Chinese Hedgehog, is a hedgehog native to Central China and Manchuria. It prefers open areas, but can be found in shrubs and forests. Hugh's Hedgehog is native to China. It is known to look for food even in daytime on rainy days.

Daurian Hedgehog
2007-01-10 12:17:01

The Daurian Hedgehog (Mesechinus dauuricus) is a solitary small hedgehog. It is listed in Red book of Russian Federation as a protected species with an unclear status. It is generally considered to be endangered species. The IUCN lists it as "least concern". It populates the Transbaikal region of Russia (this region is sometimes called Dauria, hence the name) and Northern Mongolia. It lives...

Indian Long-eared Hedgehog
2007-01-10 12:14:51

The Indian Long-eared Hedgehog (Hemiechinus collaris) is a relatively small hedgehog native to India and Pakistan. Due its extremely large ears, it used to be considered a subspecies of long-eared hedgehog. The Indian Long-eared Hedgehog is notable for a quite complex mating ritual that involves "dancing" around females for several days before mating.

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