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SPECIES Mesechinus hughi

Author:Thomas, 1908.
Citation:Abstr. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1908(63): 44.
Common Name:Hugh’s Hedgehog
Type Locality:China, Shaanxi Prov., "Paochi, Shen-si" = Baoji.
Distribution:Known from around two localities in Shaanxi and Shanxi Prov., C China.
Status:IUCN – Vulnerable.
Comments:Formerly included in Erinaceus europaeus by Ellerman and Morrison-Scott (1951:21), and in Hemiechinus dauuricus (here called Mesechinus dauuricus) by Corbet (1978c:15) and Corbet and Hill (1992:22). Includes H. sylvaticus described by Ma (1964:35). The form miodon, known from an isolated population in the Ordos desert, Shaanxi, has been alternatively assigned to M. dauuricus or to M. hughi, see discussion in Frost et al. (1991) for tentative placement here.



    miodon (Thomas, 1908)
    sylvaticus Ma, 1964

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