Somali hedgehog

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Somali hedgehog
Atelerix sclateri.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Erinaceidae
Genus: Atelerix
Species: A. sclateri
Binomial name
Atelerix sclateri
Anderson, 1895
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Somali hedgehog range

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


The Somali hedgehog is native to areas on the outer borders of Somalia.[2]


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


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.