Subfamily Erinaceinae Fischer de Waldheim 1817 (hedgehog)

Mammalia - Lipotyphla - Erinaceidae

Parent taxon: Erinaceidae according to G. C. Gould 1995

See also Lopatin 2006, McKenna and Bell 1997, Schlosser 1877 and Van Valen 1967

Sister taxa: Adapisoricinae, Auroralestes, Brachyericinae, Cedrocherus, Changlelestinae, Dartonius, Dimylechinus, Entomolestes, Galericinae, Galerix, Hylomyinae, Lanthanotherium, Leipsanolestes, Litocherinae, Litolestes, Luchenus, Mellalechinus, Ocajila, Oncocherus, Palaeoscaptor, Parvericius, Proterix, Silvacola, Stenoechinus, Untermannerix

Subtaxa: Amphechinini Atelerix Erinaceini Hemiechinus Hibbarderix Mesechinus Mioechinus Scymnericini

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Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of South Africa (2 collections), Spain (1)

• Pliocene of Hungary (1)

• MN 13 of Turkey (1)

• Miocene of Austria (2), Canada (2: Saskatchewan), China (1), France (1), Germany (12), Greece (2), Hungary (2), Kenya (6), Namibia (1), Pakistan (3), the Russian Federation (1), Slovakia (1), Spain (1), Switzerland (2), Thailand (1), Turkey (4), United States (3: Colorado, South Dakota)

• Harrisonian of United States (2: Nebraska, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (2: Montana)

• Oligocene to Miocene of China (1)

• Oligocene of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), China (9), Germany (2), Kazakhstan (7), Mongolia (3), Switzerland (1), United States (3: South Dakota)

• Eocene of Mongolia (1)

Total: 82 collections including 97 occurrences

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