Description[ edit ] The North African hedgehog closely resembles the European hedgehog but there are several distinct differences between the two species. Its face is light in colour, usually appearing to be white, and the legs and head are brown. The underbelly of this animal can vary in colour and is often either brown or white. Its ears are highly visible on the head of the animal and are large. The body is covered in soft spines, which are mostly white with darker banding.
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Maumuro Results were confirmed by direct sequencing of amplified fragments. Ecological effects and distribution of invasive non-native mammals on the Canary Islands. North African hedgehogs are generalist omnivores. North African hedgehogs are native to the northern regions of Africa from Morocco to Libya. Biopsies from liver, heart, kidney and spleen of each animal were used to extract genomic DNA, which was further used in PCR assays to assess the presence of Leishmania parasites.
PCR results showed in total that all specimens were Leishmania infected, with different organs incriminated, mainly liver and spleen. Accessed April 02, at http: However, other mammals could constitute potential reservoir hosts in Tunisia and other North African countries.
Glossary Palearctic living in the northern part of the Old World. Extant Erinaceomorpha species by subfamily. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. They have also been introduced to nearby areas, including the southern, mountainous regions of Spain, France, and the islands off the coast of Africa, such as the Canary Islands and the Balearics. Views Read Edit View history.
When threatened, it curls into a ball and displays its spiny exterior to deter predators. Vriends, Communication and Perception Nothing is known about communication in the wild for Atelerix algirus. To further identify Leishmania species involved, RFLP analysis of amplified fragments was performed with appropriate restriction enzymes. It is expected to follow trends seen in other hedgehogs of its size.
Economic Importance for Humans: The hoglet is born blind, but gains vision quickly. Atelerix algirus north African hedgehog Facebook. C Cleveland, M McGinley, eds. Wtelerix liberado en el marco del proyecto de seguimiento de la especie en el Parc Agrari del Baix Llobregat. A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest.
Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. They are one of two species hybridized to create domesticated hedgehogs. The following 2 pages uses this file: Little is known about parental investment in North African hedgehogs. File:Erizo moruno Atelerix algirus. A North African hedgehog in the Balearic Islands.
Vriends, ; Wikipedia, Algiurs This species is difficult to study in the field because it is nocturnal. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. The dorsal surface of Atelerix algirus is covered in atwlerix spines made of tough keratin. This page was last edited on 8 Aprilat This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.
North African hedgehogs range in length from to mm. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be akgirus wrong. Because this species of hedgehog is native to Africait has been suggested that it was introduced by humans to the other countries where it is now found, including France and Spain including the Canary Islands.
They are paler in color than hedgehogs from Europe, with the possible exception of Erinaceus europaeus. Summary [ edit ] Description Erizo moruno Atelerix algirus. Related Articles
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