Hugh's hedgehog

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Hugh's hedgehog[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Erinaceomorpha
Family: Erinaceidae
Genus: Mesechinus
Species: M. hughi
Binomial name
Mesechinus hughi
(Thomas, 1908)
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Hugh's hedgehog range

Geographic Range[edit]

This kind of species typically found in China,[1] (Shaanxi, Shanxi, Cansu, Sichuan REF, and Henan). Moreover, The subspecies Mesechinus, hugi hugi found in southern Shaanxi and Sichuan, M.h. middon occurs in Shaanxi and Gansu,[1] and M.h. sylvaticus occurs in Shanxi and is known to be located in the Zhongtiao mountain region.[1]


This class native country is China (Gansu, Henan, Shaanxi, Sichuan).[1]


The population status of this class are not obtainable,[1] Due to the fact that this kind of species are facing drop in overharvesting.[1]

Habitat and Ecology[edit]

It exists in dry savanna.[1] There are data concerning the ecology of this species.[1]


The major danger to this kind of species is during the process of cropping for food and medicine.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Hutterer, R. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 216. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Insectivore Specialist Group (1996). Mesechinus hughi. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 2006-05-11. Listed as Vulnerable (VU B1+2c v2.3)