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Hedgehog, West European Hedgehog, Western Hedgehog

Erinaceus europaeus Linnaeus 1758

Phil Myers, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor   cc-by-nc-sa-3.0

Erinaceus europaeus (Hedgehog, West European Hedgehog, Western Hedgehog) is a species of mammals in the family Erinaceidae. They are native to the Palearctic, Europe, and Germany. They are solitary, crepuscular omnivores. Individuals are known to live for 168 months and can grow to 237.17 mm. Reproduction is viviparous. They have parental care (female provides care).

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EOL has data for 77 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of hedgehog, west european hedgehog, western hedgehog. View this species on GBIF