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Family Erinaceidae Fischer von Waldheim 1817 (hedgehog)

Osteichthyes - Theriiformes

Alternative spelling: Erinacidae

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

Parent taxon: Erinaceomorpha according to J. J. Eberle et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Diacocherus, Diacodon, Erinaceoidea, Exallerix, Ghambilentes, Seia, Talpavoides, Talpavus, Vastanidae, Xenacodon, Creotarsus

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

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Ecology: semifossorial insectivore-carnivore