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Temporal range: Late Eocene – Recent
Erinaceus europaeus
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Faimily: Erinaceidae
Subfaimily: Erinaceinae
G. Fischer, 1814

The hurcheon is a wee mammal o the subfaimily Erinaceinae. There's 16 speshies o hurcheon. They bide athort pairts o Europe, Asie, Africae, an New Zealand. There's nae hurcheons that's native tae Australie, an there isna ony leevin speshies native tae North Americae; the anes that bides in New Zealand wis inbrocht. Hurcheons haena chynged ower muckle ower the bygane 15 million year. Like mony o the first mammals they hae adaptit tae be nocturnal an eat wee beasties.


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