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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It has a varied diet, including insects, small vertebrateseggs, fruit, seeds and carrionbut, incredibly, this mammal is also able to survive without food or water for up to ten weeks 4.

The tail is short, but the legs are relatively long, which is particularly apparent when the hedgehog is trotting 2. Long eared Hedgehog – Hemiechinus Auritus.

On the other hand, these animals can serve as reservoir for auirtus zoonotic pathogens. Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.

Geographic range of the long-eared hedgehog. Oddly enough, these quills grow at incredible speed and 5 hours after the birth, their size is four times larger. The presence of spines does not inhibit this species ability to reproduce. A creative animal atlas. Hemiechinus auritus breeds only once a year, generally between July and September, and females have between offspring per litter.


ADW doesn’t cover all species hemiechinys the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Which one are you? MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends.

Presence of the spines on hedgehogs have often led people to wonder how mating is accomplished. Occurrence of the lungworms Capillaria and Crenosoma spp. Boag B, Fowler PA. Printed on Heavyweight gsm matt fine art stock.

During the breeding season they make some extra space for the offspring. Ernest Benn Limited, London. Hedgehogs Erinaceus europaeus as a hemiecihnus of ectoparasites in urban-suburban areas of northwest of Iran. Long-eared hedgehog biology A nocturnal animal, the long-eared hedgehog may wander up to nine kilometres at night in search of food 5. A preliminary list of ticks Acarina: They are ideal hosts for ecto and enoparasites, because they have active foraging behavior and do not groom themselves Foldvari et al.

Only one hedgehog lives in each den, which is usually hidden under shrubs.

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Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: They can stay alive up to 10 weeks without eating or drinking. It has only recently hatched, but it faces immediate To cite this page: Unlike other species the pterygoids of hemiechunus skull do not inflate and they do not relay information to the tympanic membrane.


Vegetation is dominated by stands of dense, spiny shrubs with tough hard or waxy evergreen leaves. It is less likely to curl up in a ball when approached by predators and will rather try and outrun or leap at predators with their relatively short needles. Please enter your name here. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. The tops and heels of their feet are covered with hair but the soles are bare.

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

From April to September23 dead hedgehogs were collected randomly from different regions of Mashhad County. Long-eared hedgehog [1] Conservation status. Long eared hedgehogs can be agriculturally beneficial since they eat harmful organisms like termites and scorpions.

ADW: Hemiechinus auritus: INFORMATION

International Union for Conservation of Nature. Aurigus animals can hibernate during the coldest months, up to a maximum of 3. Discussion Despite the large geographical extent of Iran and presence of four hedgehog species in this country, there is few published data on parasites infesting these animals. The Mediterranean-littoral hedgehog parasite H. Economic Importance for Humans: