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SPECIES Paraechinus nudiventris

Author:Horsfield, 1851.
Citation:Cat. Mamm. Mus. E. India Co.: 136.
Common Name:Bare-bellied Hedgehog
Type Locality:India, "Madras" = Madras city or Tamil Nadu province.
Distribution:Few records from the S Indian provinces Madras (= Tamil Nadu) and Travancore (= Kerala).
Status:IUCN Vulnerable as Hemiechinus nudiventris.
Comments:Biswas and Ghose (1970) gave nudiventris specific rank while Corbet (1988:156-157) regarded it as a distinct subspecies of micropus. Provisionally listed as a species, following Frost et al. (1991:29).
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