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Paraechinus aethiopicus  (Ehrenberg, 1832)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 709728

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Hemiechinus aethiopicus (Ehrenberg, 1832)
  Common Name(s): Desert Hedgehog [English]
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 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  
                                           SpeciesParaechinus aethiopicus (Ehrenberg, 1832) – Desert Hedgehog  
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                                              Subspecies Paraechinus aethiopicus aethiopicus (Ehrenberg, 1832)  
                                              Subspecies Paraechinus aethiopicus albatus Thomas, 1922  
                                              Subspecies Paraechinus aethiopicus deserti (Loche, 1858)  
                                              Subspecies Paraechinus aethiopicus ludlowi Thomas, 1919  
                                              Subspecies Paraechinus aethiopicus pectoralis (Heuglin, 1861)  

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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 aethiopicus, Desert Hedgehog [English]   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Comments: Species and subspecies arrangement unclear; Corbet (1988:153-154) retained Arabian dorsalis (= pectoralis) as a subspecies, while Osborn and Helmy (1980) regarded aethiopicus, deserti and dorsalis as distinct species. Reviewed by Harrison and Bates (1991), who considered pectoralis, ludlowi and albatus as valid subspecies. Nader and Al-Safadi (1993), Kock and Ebenau (1996), and Benda and Obuch (2001) provided new distribution records. Morshed and Patton (2002) provided DNA sequence data fro...  
    Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc) as Hemiechinus aethiopicus  



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