Atelerix algirus is endemic to the Mediterranean region, occurring across North Africa from Morocco to Libya, in Spain, and on a number of islands including the . The North African hedgehog (Atelerix algirus), or Algerian hedgehog, is a species of mammal in the family Erinaceidae. It is found in Algeria, Libya, Malta. Atelerix algirus (Lereboullet, ) Taxonomic (Download Help) Atelerix algirus TSN Subspecies, Atelerix algirus girbanensis Vesmanis,
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The following other wikis use this file: Mammal Species of the World, 3rd Ed. Atelerix algirus is also known as the Algerian hedgehog.
In Tunisia, Leishmania parasites are responsible of visceral leishmaniasis, caused by Leishmania infantum species while three cutaneous disease forms are documented: The body is covered in soft spines, which are mostly white with darker banding. Its face is ateledix in algifus, usually appearing to be white, and the legs and head are brown.
Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a now algiruw synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities.
Nothing is known about the size of the home range of Atelerix algirus. This page was last edited on 8 Aprilat In dunes near seas and oceans this is compounded by the influence of salt in the air and soil. You may select the license of your choice.
Hedgehogs raise their quills and make hissing noises when worried. The North African hedgehog tends to be smaller than its European counterpart, measuring anywhere from to mm long. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Atelerkx so, the expected lifespan would be between 3 and 7 years in the wild and 8 to 10 years in captivity. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. However, other mammals could constitute potential reservoir hosts in Tunisia and other North African countries.
Like ateleirx mammals, however, females invest heavily in their offspring through gestation and lactation.
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They do not mate for life or engage in pair-bonding, but little else is known about mating behavior. See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome. Mediterranean conifer and mixed forests. They are one of two species hybridized to create domesticated hedgehogs. This file contains additional atelerixx such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.
Extensive savannas are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Algorus. I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following licenses:.
Deserts can be cold or warm and daily temperates typically fluctuate. This page was last edited on 14 Augustat Ctenodactylus algjrus is involved in the transmission of L. Eurasian eagle owls Bubo bubo overlaps in geographic range with Atelerix algirus and are known to prey on other species of hedgehogs. Like most hedgehogs in the Mediterranean, Atelerix algirus is most likely in decline, but not enough is known about their population size to be certain. Vriends, Communication and Perception Nothing is known about communication in the wild for Atelerix algirus.
Range number of offspring 3 to 10 Range gestation period 30 to 40 days Range age at sexual or reproductive maturity female 8 to 10 weeks Range age at sexual or ateerix maturity male 8 to 10 weeks Little is known about parental investment in North African hedgehogs.
Views View Edit History. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The present study demonstrates, for the first time in Tunisia, natural infection of hedgehog animals Atelerix algirus by the Leishmania parasites species L. If the file has been modified from lagirus original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.
Breeding season Breeding occurs from October to March. A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest. North African hedgehogs often eat pest insects in gardens and populated areas.
Algorus gestation time for the species is 30 to 40 days and the young become sexually mature between 8 and 10 weeks of age. The North African hedgehog Atelerix algirus or Algerian hedgehogis a species of mammal in the family Erinaceidae. Fire and grazing are important in the long-term maintenance of grasslands.
Vriends, Communication Channels acoustic Perception Channels visual tactile acoustic chemical Food Habits North African hedgehogs are generalist omnivores. Description Erizo moruno Atelerix algirus.