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Family Erinaceidae Fischer von Waldheim 1817 (hedgehog)

Mammalia - Theriiformes

Alternative spelling: Erinacidae

Invalid subtaxa: Acanthionidae Schulze 1900, Adapisoricinae Schlosser 1887 [invalid subgroup], Litocherinae Gingerich 1983 [invalid subgroup]

Parent taxon: Lipotyphla according to R. J. Asher et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Carnilestes, Geolabididae, Solenodontidae, Talpidae

Subtaxa: Amphechinus, Auroralestes, Brachyericinae, Cedrocherus, Dartonius, Dimylechinus, Entomolestes, Erinaceinae, Galericinae, Galerix, Hylomyinae, Lanthanotherium, Leipsanolestes, Litolestes, Messelina, Neurogymnurus, Oncocherus, Palaeoscaptor, Parvericius, Proterix, Stenoechinus, Tupaiodontinae, Untermannerix

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Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore