Long-eared hedgehogs mate once a year, between July and September. The litter size is between one and four babies. Learn more about the Long-eared hedgehog – with amazing Long-eared hedgehog videos, photos and facts on Arkive. AnAge entry for Hemiechinus auritus. Classification (HAGRID: Genus: Hemiechinus; Species: Hemiechinus auritus; Common name: Long-eared hedgehog.

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Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: The long-eared hedgehog has a large range, stretching from Libya and Egypt in the west, through south-west Asia, to central China 1.

A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Ixodidae — a preliminary study” PDF. Which one are you? Helminth parasites found in hedgehogs Erinaceus concolor from Turkey. These hedgehogs spend the day in dens dug out by themselves or previously made by other animals.

Long-eared hedgehog habitat The long-eared hedgehog is commonly found inhabiting sub-desert areas or semi-arid grass-covered plains, also known as steppe 4. Hemiechinus hemiechhinus are found in arid deserts and steppes, and they commonly burrow under small bushes. The long-eared hedgehog is a small and rather pale hedgehog, with short spines covering the upperparts of the body 2. They can stay alive up to 10 weeks without eating or drinking.

Fritz, the long-eared hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus)

This species information was authored as part of the Arkive and Universities Scheme. In the aurltus studies on other hedgehog species in Iran and other part of the world Archaeopsylla erinacei have been reported as the main flea species infesting studied animals Foldvari et al.


All of studied animals were found to be infected with one or more helminth species.

For instance, Dicrocoelium dendriticum and Haemonchus contortus were found in E. Abstract As there appeared to auriths no data available on parasite infection of Hedgehogs in the region and considering the potential threat of Hedgehogs for animal and public health, the present study was carried out using biological samples and necropsy findings collected from long-eared hedgehog captured in Mashhad city in the northeast of Iran.

ADW: Hemiechinus auritus: INFORMATION

While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot hekiechinus endorse the contents of references beyond our control. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. In Hemiechinus auritusthe male copulates by standing almost vertically on his hind legs while the female lays on her ventrum with hind legs extended on the ground.

The long-eared hedgehog lives in burrows that it either makes or finds and is distinguished by its long ears.

Roald, the emperor penguin. Measuring up to centimetres deep, these burrows are frequently found beneath small bushes and possess only one opening, with a single individual inhabiting each burrow.

The long-eared hedgehog only breeds once a year in the summer months of July through September. It is considered one of the smallest middle eastern hedgehogs. Furthermore, the highest abundance was also observed with O. Long eared Hedgehog – Hemiechinus Auritus. In dune areas vegetation is also sparse and conditions are dry. Articles from Journal of Parasitic Diseases: X Close Link to this hemiechjnus Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.

Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. The other ectoparasite that we identified on studied hedgehogs was H. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. AuritischimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.


The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Nocturnal Active at night. Extant Erinaceomorpha species by subfamily.

Team WILD, an elite squadron of science hemiechinuz, needs your help! Received Mar 11; Accepted Apr 5. The long-eared hedgehog has a pale brown face, with a long, pointed snout and large, rounded ears, which appear somewhat whitish and translucent 2. Javelin sand boa Eryx jaculus. Biogeographic Regions palearctic native Habitat Hemiechinus auritus are found in arid deserts and steppes, and they commonly burrow under small bushes.

After 2 weeks, their body is completely covered with spines. The young open their eyes one week after birth, and after just two weeks the young are fully covered with spines.

Fritz, the long-eared hedgehog

Of 38 hedgehogs captured and examined for ectoparasites, all of them showed infestation with ixodid ticks. There is no published data about parasites of this species in Iran and other part of the world. Wild hedgehogs have been found to carry Rhipicephalus sanguineusthe brown dog tickwhich hemiechihus transmit Boutonneuse fever.

Hemiechinus auratus is considered beneficial because it eats many harmful insects, including termites and even scorpions.