Somali hedgehog

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Somali hedgehog
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Erinaceomorpha
Family: Erinaceidae
Genus: Atelerix
Species: A. sclateri
Binomial name
Atelerix sclateri
Anderson, 1895
Somali Hedgehog area.png
Somali hedgehog range

The Somali hedgehog (Atelerix sclateri) is a species of mammal in the Erinaceidae family. It is endemic to Somalia.

Distribution[edit]

The Somali hedgehog is native to areas on the outer borders of Somalia.[1]

Habitat[edit]

It is a savanna species that is believed to live mostly in grasslands and other open habitats.

Threats[edit]

There is little known about this species, but from what is known there are believed to be no current threats to the hedgehog's habitat.

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