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Amphechinus
Temporal range: Oligocene – Miocene
Amphechinus by unlobogris-d1g0ahn
An artist's illustration of Amphechinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Erinaceidae
Genus: Amphechinus
Aymard, 1850
Referred species

Amphechinus is a genus of hedgehog in the Erinaceidae family, which lived in Asia and Europe during the Oligocene and in North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe during the Miocene.

Taxonomy[]

Amphechinus was named by Auguste Aymard in 1850. It is not extinct. It was assigned to Erinaceidae by Aymard (1850), Rich (1981) and Pickford et al. (2000).

Morphology[]

A single specimen was examined by J. I. Bloch, K. D. Rose, and P. D. Gingerich for body mass and was estimated to have a weight of 1 g (0.39 lb).

Its fossils have been found in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.

Species[]

  • Amphechinus akespensis
  • Amphechinus arvernensis
  • Amphechinus baudelotae
  • Amphechinus edwardsi
  • Amphechinus ginsburgi
  • Amphechinus golpeae
  • Amphechinus horncloudi
  • Amphechinus intermedius
  • Amphechinus kreuzae
  • Amphechinus major
  • Amphechinus microdus
  • Amphechinus minutissimus
  • Amphechinus robinsoni
  • Amphechinus taatsiingolensis
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