Taxon profile


Western European Hedgehog
Erinaceus europaeus Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Erinaceomorpha - insectivores »  family Erinaceidae - hedgehogs and gymnures »  genus Erinaceus - hedgehog

Scientific synonyms

Erinaceus caniceps H. Smith, 1845
Erinaceus caninus Geoffroy, 1803
Erinaceus echinus Schulze, 1897
Erinaceus europaeus centralrossicus Ognev, 1926
Erinaceus europaeus consolei Barrett-Hamilton, 1900
Erinaceus europaeus meridionalis Altobello, 1920
Erinaceus europaeus occidentalis Barrett-Hamilton, 1900
Erinaceus europaeus typicus Barrett-Hamilton, 1900
Erinaceus hispanicus Barrett-Hamilton, 1900
Erinaceus suillus Geoffroy, 1803

Least Concern


juvenile animal


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Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Erinaceus europaeus europaeus Linnaeus, 1758
subspecies Erinaceus europaeus hispanicus Barrett-Hamilton, 1900
subspecies Erinaceus europaeus italicus Barrett-Hamilton, 1900

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305459]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Erinaceus europaeus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [29650]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Erinaceus europaeus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Erinaceus europaeus Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Erinaceus europaeus Linnaeus, 1758]

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