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SPECIES Erinaceus roumanicus

Author:Barrett-Hamilton, 1900.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 7, 5: 365.
Common Name:Northern White-Breasted Hedgehog
Type Locality:Rumania, Prahova, Gageni.
Distribution:E Europe from Poland to Austria and Slovenia; the Balkan states, Greek and Adriatic isls including Crete, Corfu, and Rhodes; Turkish Thrace; eastwards through Russsia and Ukraine to N Caucasus, W Siberia and River Ob.
Comments:Formerly included in europaeus, but see Kratochvíl (1975), Kral (1967), Orlov (1969), Suchentrunk et al. (1998), among others. Subsequently included in concolor, but new genetic (Bannikova et al., 2002; Filippucci and Simson, 1996; Santucci et al., 1998) and morphological data (Kryštufek, 2002b; Kryštufek and Vohralik, 2001) suggest that concolor and roumanicus are two distinct species with parapatric distributions. Geographic variation of roumanicus was studied by Corbet (1988), Giagia and Ondrias (1980), Doğramaci and Gündüz (1993), Giagia-Athanasopoulou and Markakis (1996), and Kryštufek and Vohralik (2001). Some forms may deserve subspecies status, but the above arrangement is still tentative. The European range of the species is shown under E. concolor in Mitchell-Jones et al. (1999).
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