Gymnures and hedgehogs

Gymnures and hedgehogs

Order : Insectivora
Family : Erinaceidae

 

Animals in the family Erinaceidae

Western European hedgehog
Four-toed hedgehog
Amur hedgehog
Desert hedgehog
Brandt's hedgehog
Daurian hedgehog
Facts about the family Erinaceidae, the gymnures and hedgehogs

Hylomyinae Erinaceidae is a family in the order of the Insectivora. (Wiki)

Other descriptions of Erinaceidae Erinaceidae Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Insectivora Family: Erinaceidae Subfamily Erinaceinae Hylomyinae Erinaceidae is a family in the order of the Insectivora. (Full text)

ErinaceinaeHylomyinae Erinaceidae is a family in the order of the Insectivora.

The discovery in the Oligocene Tertiary deposits of Dakota of the remains of a species of hedgehog is a fact of great interest, for the hedgehog-tribe (Erinaceidae) is at the present day an exclusively Old World group.

The discovery in the Oligocene Tertiary deposits of Dakota of the remains of a species of hedgehog is a fact of great interest, for the hedgehog-tribe (Erinaceidae) is at the present day an exclusively Old World group. (Full text)

European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) (ERINACEIDAE) is probably the most known species among insectivores.

276, Erinaceidae is unknown from the fossil record until the Paleocene, which began about fifty million years later. (Full text)

With the exception of the spines and their associated musculature, the body plan of hedgehogs and gymnures is very primitive. (Full text)

The largest of the gymnures is the moon rat, Echinosorex gymnurus, with a 15-in. (Full text)

The largest of the gymnures is the moon rat, Echinosorex gymnurus, with a 15-in. (Full text)

The largest of the gymnures is the moon rat, Echinosorex gymnurus, with a 15-in. (Full text)

The largest of the gymnures is the moon rat, Echinosorex gymnurus, with a 15-in. (Full text)

(Incidentally, the toxin resistance of hedgehogs is truly prodigious and has been the subject of some research; they are one of the few animals that can safely eat giant toads (_Bufo marinus_), for instance.

One of the most frustrating behaviors of hedgehogs is their defensive posture of rolling into a tight ball.

"The welfare of the hedgehogs is of prime consideration to us and we feel that it would be cruel to the hedgehogs to do this," he said. (Full text)

A curious behavior exhibited by hedgehogs is their habit of self-anointing.

Sexing hedgehogs is fairly straightforward, although more difficult in very young animals.

Captives seem to be much larger; the smallest of our three hedgehogs is 250 g and growing, and our large male weighs about 400-450 g when he isn't overweight. (Full text)

Captives seem to be much larger; the smallest of our three hedgehogs is 250 g and growing, and our large male weighs about 400-450 g when he isn’t overweight. (Full text)

Respiratory Disease The most common cause of respiratory disease in hedgehogs is bacterial infection. (Full text)

Erinaceidae Family Members of this family, the hedgehogs and gymnures, are perhaps the most similar of all extant mammals to the very earliest mammals. (Full text)

Members of this family, the hedgehogs and gymnures, are perhaps the most similar of all extant mammals to the very earliest mammals.

Gymnures are most closely related to hedgehogs, also to other insectivora such as moles, shrews, tenrecs and solenodons. (Full text)

The hairy hedgehogs, or gymnures, are found instead of spiny hedgehogs in SE Asia. (Full text)

Gymnures are most closely related to hedgehogs, also to other insectivora such as moles, shrews, tenrecs and solenodons. (Full text)

The hairy hedgehogs, or gymnures, are found instead of spiny hedgehogs in SE Asia. (Full text)

Gymnures are most closely related to hedgehogs, also to other insectivora such as moles, shrews, tenrecs and solenodons.

The hairy hedgehogs, or gymnures, are found instead of spiny hedgehogs in SE Asia. (Full text)

The hairy hedgehogs, or gymnures, are found instead of spiny hedgehogs in SE Asia. (Full text)

Greater moonrat (Echinosorex gymnurus) gymnures are the moonrats and are spineless found is SE Asia and China

House of the rising Moonglum » Hedgehogs Are A Sexy Fruit

European species of Hedgehogs are found in practically all of the European countries, in China, Manchuria, and Korea. (Full text)

Hedgehogs: Hedgehogs are small insectivores looking much like an upside-down oval bowl, that is covered with sharp quills, with an adorable little face and ears peeking out from one end (Full text)

Learn How Easy Hedgehogs Are To Care For (Full text)

-- Katherine Long Other books on pet hedgehogs are also available and can be found at some book stores, or by contacting the publishers directly.

Hedgehogs are relatively easy to tame and have minimal care requirements.

Hedgehogs are extremely easy to care for and make GREAT PETS!

I do not believe that hedgehogs are suited as pets. (Full text)

African pygmy hedgehogs are the ones most commonly kept as pets in the United States.

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