Gymnures and moonrats

Gymnures and moonrats

Order : Insectivora
Family : Erinaceidae
Subfamily : Hylomyinae

 

Facts about the subfamily Hylomyinae, the gymnures and moonrats

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.

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

The genus Hylomys (gymnures or moonrats) is widespread throughout south-east Asia, although it is highly fragmented with many isolates. (Full text)

Plan The goal for the moonrats is simple: destruction. (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.

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

Moonrats are essentially invisible foes, since they're rarely taken too seriously. (Full text)

Moonrats are widely distributed within their geographical range. (Full text)

Southeast Asia's furry Gymnures, or moonrats, are in the same family.

At 11:16 PM, Anonymous said… You Moonrats are still concerned about your rat friends over Abu Ghraib amazing!

The more primitive moonrats are long-legged and covered with soft, dense fur rather than spines. (Full text)

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