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Paraechinus micropus

Common Name: Indian Hedgehog

Characteristics:

  • A ‘desert hedgehog’
  • Pale brown quills
  • Dark mask and grey/white forehead
  • Pointy nose
  • Dark legs
  • Length: 5-7 inches
  • Weight: 300-400 grams

Range: India & Southern Pakistan

Paraechinus nudiventris

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Common Name: Madras or Bare-Bellied Hedgehog

Characteristics:

  • Once thought to be rare, but now known as locally common in certain states of Southern India
  • Not much is known about this particular species of hedgehog

Range: Southern India

 

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