Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Insectivora > Family: Erinaceidae > Genus: Atelerix > Species: Atelerix algirus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Atelerix algirus algirus (Lereboullet, 1842) Wilson D.E., & Reeder D.M. (1993)
Atelerix algirus caniculus (Thomas, 1915) Fauna Europaea (2005)
Atelerix algirus vagans (Thomas, 1901) Fauna Europaea (2005)

Algerian hedgehog - Atelerix algirus (Lereboullet, 1842)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 2650


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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Algereschen Kéisécker Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Algerian hedgehog English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Algeripiggsvin Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Erizo moruno Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hérisson d'Algérie French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mediterrán sün Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Qanfud tal-Ferq Maltese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Riccio algerino Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Spansk igelkott Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Spansk pindsvin Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Trekegel Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vaeltajasiili Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Wanderigel German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Aethechinus algirus (Lereboullet, 1842)
Erinaceus algirus (Lereboullet, 1842)
Erinaceus fallax Dobson, 1882
Erinaceus algirus vagans Thomas, 1915
Erinaceus krugi Peters, 1877
Athechinus algirus lavaudeni Cabrera, 1928

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