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A faintly visible central parting of the spines at the crown of the head, short ears and a well-developed big toe on the hind foot. Colouration can vary from dark brown through to pale or even albino variations.

3 species:

Scientific Name Common Name Found in
E. europeaus Western European hedgehog Britain, Ireland, southern Scandinavia, Western Europe, New Zealand*
E. concolor Eastern European hedgehog Eastern Europe,
E. amurensis Chinese hedgehog China and the Korean Penisular