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Paraechinus  Trouessart, 1879
Taxonomic Serial No.: 709691

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2006   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderErinaceomorpha Gregory, 1910  
                                  FamilyErinaceidae G. Fischer, 1814 – gymnures, hedgehogs  
                                     SubfamilyErinaceinae G. Fischer, 1814  
                                        GenusParaechinus Trouessart, 1879  
    Direct Children:  
                                           Species Paraechinus aethiopicus (Ehrenberg, 1832) – Desert Hedgehog 
                                           Species Paraechinus hypomelas (Brandt, 1836) – Brandt's Hedgehog 
                                           Species Paraechinus micropus (Blyth, 1846) – Indian Hedgehog 
                                           Species Paraechinus nudiventris (Horsfield, 1851) – Bare-bellied Hedgehog 

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vols. 1 & 2   
  Page(s): 2142   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Paraechinus   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: Reviewed by Corbet (1988). Pavlinov and Rossolimo (1987:12-13) included Paraechinus in Hemiechinus as a valid subgenus, as did Frost et al. (1991:27), while Corbet (1988) argued for a generic separation of Paraechinus. Morshed and Patton (2002) provided DNA sequence data for animals from Iran and the Arabian Peninsula, representing Paraechinus aethiopicus and P. hypomelas. Their results show that Hemiechinus and Paraechinus are not sister taxa and are therefore best kept as distinct genera,...  



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