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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 in dens and inhabits both forests and steppes. The adult Daurian Hedgehog is 5.91 to 7.87 in (15 to...

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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'.