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SPECIES Atelerix algirus

Author:Lereboullet, 1842.
Citation:Mem. Soc. Hist. Nat. Strasbourg, 3(2): art. QQ:4.
Common Name:North African Hedgehog
Type Locality:Algeria, "provient de Oran".
Distribution:Coastal Western Sahara to Algeria, Tunisia, and N Libya; introduced into Canary Isls, Balearic Isls, Malta, and Mediterranean France and Spain; one historical record from Puerto Rico.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Authorship is often credited to Duvernoy and Lereboullet, 1842, but Saint-Girons (1972) showed that Lereboullet was the only author. Hutterer (1983c) recognized vagans and girbanensis as subspecies.
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SUBSPECIES algirus

SUBSPECIES girbanensis

SUBSPECIES vagans

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