Erinaceidae


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Erinaceidae

[‚er·ə·nə′sē·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The hedgehogs, a family of mammals in the order Insectivora characterized by dorsal and lateral body spines.
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albiventris (the four-toed hedgehog, mammalian: Erinaceidae) from south-eastern of Egypt.
Atelerix albiventris (Erinaceomorpha: Erinaceidae).
Contribution a l'etude des herissons : Synthese des connaissances actuelles sur les herissons (Erinaceidae : Insectivora)--Approche du regime alimentaire du herisson d'Algerie (Atelerix algirus Lerebouillet, 1842) dans deux stations de Kabylie.
No bartonellae were detected in animals in the families Octodontidae and Erinaceidae. Among animals from breeders, only 5 chipmunks (Tamias sibiricus) from China were found to be infected with bartonellae; no bartonellae were isolated from animals in the families Petauridae, Muridae, Octodontidae, or Dipodidae.
They are not true hedgehogs (belonging to the family Tenrecidae and not Erinaceidae) and are unlikely to be kept as pets (2; F.