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Atelerix

Characteristics:

A central parting of the spines at the crown of the head, short ears, no big toe on the back foot and a whitish band across the forehead.

4 species:

Scientific Name Common Name Found in
A. albiventris White Bellied hedgehog or four toed hedgehog Central and Eastern Africa
A. algirus Algerian hedgehog Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, northern Libya, southern France, Spain, Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Malta and Djerba
A. frontalis South African hedgehog South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana
A. sclateri Somalian hedgehog Somalia
Hedgehog