Amur hedgehog

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Amur hedgehog[1]
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Amur hedgehog from Lazov national park, Russia
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Erinaceomorpha
Family: Erinaceidae
Genus: Erinaceus
Species: E. amurensis
Binomial name
Erinaceus amurensis
(Schrenk, 1858)
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Amur hedgehog range

The Amur hedgehog (Erinaceus amurensis) is a hedgehog similar to the West European hedgehog in outlook and lifestyle, although it is more lightly coloured. An average animal weighs from 600 to 1000 grams. It is native to Amur Krai and Primorye in Russia, Manchuria in China and the Korean peninsula.


  1. ^ Hutterer, R. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 213. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Tsytsulina, K. (2008). "Erinaceus amurensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 20 June 2013.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern