Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Insectivora > Family: Erinaceidae > Genus: Erinaceus > Species: Erinaceus concolor > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Erinaceus concolor concolor Martin, 1838 Fauna Europaea (2005)
Erinaceus concolor nesiotes Bate, 1906 Fauna Europaea (2005)
Erinaceus concolor rhodius Festa, 1914 Fauna Europaea (2005)

Eastern hedgehog - Erinaceus concolor Martin, 1838.

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not Applicable (IUCN)
Most preferred habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 5639

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Arici Romanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Eastern hedgehog English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Erizo europeo oriental Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hérisson oriental French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Idänsiili Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Iriqi Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kaelussiil Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Keleti sün Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lõunasiil Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Oostelijke egel Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ostigel German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Östlig igelkott Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Riccio orientale Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Weißbrustigel German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Østpiggsvin Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Erinaceus europaeus dissimilis Stein, 1930
Erinaceus ponticus Satunin, 1907
Erinaceus europaeus romanicus Barrett-Hamilton, 1900
Erinaceus europaeus transcaucasicus Satunin, 1905
Erinaceus europaeus nesiotes Bate, 1906
Erinaceus europaeus rhodius Festa, 1914
Erinaceus rumanicus bolkayi Martino, 1930
Erinaceus roumanicus drozdovskii Martino & Martino, 1933
Erinaceus danubicus Matschie, 1901
Erinaceus europaeus pallidus Stroganov, 1957
Erinaeceus cabardinicus Tembotov, Dzuev & Khemykhov, 1984
Erinaceus europaeus concolor Martin, 1838.
Erinaceus nesiotes Bate, 1906

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External data

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