Erinaceus europaeus Linnaeus 1758 (hedgehog)

Mammalia - Theriiformes

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Erinaceus according to O. Thomas 1911

See also Kurten 1968 and Linnaeus 1758

Sister taxa: Erinaceus lechei, Erinaceus mongolicus, Erinaceus praeglacialis, Erinaceus samsonowiczi

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur diameter 3.40, humerus diameter 4.50, radius diameter 1.90, tibia diameter 3.30

Estimated body mass: 468.1 g based on femur diameter, humerus diameter, and tibia diameter


• Quaternary of Estonia (1 collection), France (2), Germany (1), Greece (2), Italy (2), the Netherlands (1), Spain (4), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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