erinaceidae meaning

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  • Noun: Erinaceidae
    1. True hedgehogs
      - family Erinaceidae

    Type of: mammal family

    Part of: Insectivora, order Insectivora

    Encyclopedia: Erinaceidae

  • [Medicine]
    The family Erinaceidae,in the order INSECTIVORA. Most are true hedgehogs possessing a coat of spines and a very short tail. Those members of the family found in Southeast Asia (moonrats or gymnures) have normal body hair and a long tail.


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  1. The order Erinaceomorpha contains a single family, Erinaceidae, which comprise the hedgehogs and gymnures.
  2. In the United States of America, members of the family Erinaceidae are commonly kept as pets.
  3. Taxonomic status of Hylomys parvus and Hylomys suillus ( Insectivora : Erinaceidae ) : Biochemical and morphological analyses.
  4. Subsequently, Soricomorpha itself was shown to be paraphyletic, because Soricidae shared a more recent common ancestor with Erinaceidae than with other soricomorphs.
  5. The combination of Soricomorpha and Erinaceidae, referred to as order "'Eulipotyphla "', has been shown to be monophyletic.

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