Desert hedgehogs and steppe hedgehogs

Desert hedgehogs and steppe hedgehogs

Order : Insectivora
Family : Erinaceidae
Subfamily : Erinaceinae
Genus : Hemiechinus

 

Animals in the genus Hemiechinus

Desert hedgehog
Brandt's hedgehog
Facts about the genus Hemiechinus, the desert hedgehogs and steppe hedgehogs

The African and Desert hedgehogs are silvery-grey, with some black, and white.

The desert hedgehogs are mostly estivators with a tiny bit of hibernation. (Full text)

Other Comments Long-eared desert hedgehogs are curious animals and are easily tamed and kept in captivity. (Full text)

The three genera--Erinaceus, the Eurasian and African hedgehogs, Paraechinus, the desert hedgehogs of Africa and Asia, and Hemiechinus, the long-eared desert hedgehogs--are all similar in size and color. (Full text)

Long-eared desert hedgehogs are found from Tunisia through Arabia, from Central Asia into Mongolia. (Full text)

The three genera--Erinaceus, the Eurasian and African hedgehogs, Paraechinus, the desert hedgehogs of Africa and Asia, and Hemiechinus, the long-eared desert hedgehogs--are all similar in size and color.

Other Comments Long-eared desert hedgehogs are curious animals and are easily tamed and kept in captivity.

BTW Desert hedgehogs are the cutest thing I've ever seen!

Long-eared hedgehogs and desert hedgehogs are placed in different genera.

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