Taxon profile


Long-eared Hedgehog
Hemiechinus auritus (Gmelin, 1770)

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

Other names

= Long-eared Desert Hedgehog

Least Concern



Included taxa

Number of records: 5

subspecies Hemiechinus auritus aegyptius (É. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1803)

Hemiechinus auritus aegyptius

subspecies Hemiechinus auritus albulus (Stoliczka, 1872)
subspecies Hemiechinus auritus auritus (Gmelin, 1770)
subspecies Hemiechinus auritus libycus (Ehrenberg, 1833)
subspecies Hemiechinus auritus megalotis (Blyth, 1845)

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305464]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Hemiechinus auritus (Gmelin, 1770)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [40607]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Hemiechinus auritus (Gmelin, 1770)]
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 Hemiechinus auritus Gmelin, 1770]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Hemiechinus auritus (Gmelin, 1770)]

for subspecies see Wilson & Reeder (2005): Mammals Species of the World

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