Erinaceus amurensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Erinaceus amurensis
Species Authority: Schrenk, 1859
Common Name(s):
English Amur Hedgehog, Manchurian Hedgehog
Erinaceus chinensis Satunin, 1907
Erinaceus dealbatus Swinhoe, 1870
Erinaceus hanensis Matschie, 1907
Erinaceus koreanus Lönnberg, 1922
Erinaceus koreensis Mori, 1922
Erinaceus kreyenbergi Matschie, 1907
Erinaceus orientalis Allen, 1903
Erinaceus tschifuensis Matschie, 1907
Erinaceus ussuriensis Satunin, 1907

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Tsytsulina, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Common species with no major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in lowland China from about 29'N (i.e. a little south of the Yangtze) north to the Amur Basin and Korea. It may also occur in Sichuan, China (Corbet and Hill, 1992).
China; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Korea, Republic of; Russian Federation
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Population [top]

Population: Common species in Russian Far East.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits different biotopes excluding highlands, extensive marches and cultivated fields. It preferrs valleys and lowlands with mixed coniferous and broadleaf forests, with high grass. Usually lives at border line between forest and open spaces. Active mostly during dark. Feeds on earthworms and other ground invertebrates, rarely small vertebrates and fruits.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Species occurs in some protected areas.

Citation: Tsytsulina, K. 2008. Erinaceus amurensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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