Bare-bellied hedgehog

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Bare-bellied hedgehog[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Erinaceomorpha
Family: Erinaceidae
Genus: Paraechinus
Species: P. nudiventris
Binomial name
Paraechinus nudiventris
(Horsfield, 1851)
Bare-bellied hedgehog range

The bare-bellied hedgehog (Paraechinus nudiventris), also known as the Madras hedgehog, is a species of hedgehog that is endemic to dry scrubby areas in south-eastern India. As it was believed to be rare, it was formerly listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN. It is now known to be locally common in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, resulting in its new listing as a species of Least Concern.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutterer, R. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 217. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Chakraborty, S., Srinivasulu, C. & Molur, S. (2008). "Paraechinus nudiventris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 10 April 2010.