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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Many lineages in the orders Erinaceomorpha and Soricomorpha were particularly influenced by Pleistocene climatic oscillations, chiefly due to their high metabolic rate and subsequent trophic requirements for high food intake, resulting in dependence on ecosystems with high productivity.