Hugh's hedgehog

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

Hugh's hedgehog (Mesechinus hughi), also sometimes referred to as the central Chinese hedgehog, is native to central China and Manchuria. It prefers open areas of dry steppe, but can be found in shrubland and forests.[3] It is known to look for food even in daytime on rainy days.


  1. ^ Hutterer, R. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 216. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Insectivore Specialist Group (1996). "Mesechinus hughi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2006-05-11.  Listed as Vulnerable (VU B1+2c v2.3)
  3. ^ Smith, A.T., Johnston, C.H. & Lunde, D. 2008. Mesechinus hughi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014