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SPECIES Mesechinus dauuricus

Author:Sundevall, 1841.
Actual Date:1842
Citation:K. Svenska Vetensk.-Akad. Handl. Stockholm, 1841: 237.
Common Name:Daurian Hedgehog
Type Locality:Russia, Transbaikalia, "Dauuria" = Dauryia (4957'N, 11655'E).
Distribution:NE Mongolia east to upper Amur Basin in Russia and adjacent parts of Inner Mongolia and W Manchuria, China.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:

Species sometimes included in Hemiechinus (Corbet and Hill, 1992), but see Frost et al. (1991) and Gould (1995). Includes and has precedence over sibiricus; see Corbet (1978c:15; 1988). A considerable confusion of names has occurred in the literature; see Corbet (1988:163). Possibly includes miodon, see comments under M. hughi. Chinese range mapped by Zhang et al. (1997).

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Synonyms:

    manchuricus (Mori, 1926)
    przewalskii (Satunin, 1907)
    sibiricus (Erxleben, 1777)

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