Erinaceus amurensis Schrenk, 1858

Jo, Yeong-Seok, Baccus, John T. & Koprowski, John L., 2018, Mammals of Korea: a review of their taxonomy, distribution and conservation status, Zootaxa 4522 (1), pp. 1-216: 16

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4522.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4571085

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scientific name

Erinaceus amurensis Schrenk, 1858
status

 

Erinaceus amurensis Schrenk, 1858   — Amur Hedgehog

Erinaceus europaeus var. amurensis Schrenk, 1858 p.100   ; Type locality- Gulssoja , Northeastern China   .

E. orientalis Allen, 1903 p.179   ; Type locality- Vladivostok , Russia   .

E. koreanus Lönnberg, 1922 p.624   ; Type locality- Korea   .

E. amurensis koreensis: Mori, 1922a p.616   : Jones & Johnson, 1960 p.554; Han, 2004a p.21.

E. europaeus koreensis: Tate, 1947 p.39   ; Won, 1958 p.450; Won, 1967 p.262; Yoon, 1992 p.17.

E. europaeus orientalis: Won, 1958 p.450   .

E. amurensis orientalis: Jones & Johnson, 1960 p.556   .

E. europaeus orientalis   amurensis: Won, 1967 p.262   .

E. europaeus amurensis: Ellerman & Morrison-Scott, 1951 p.20   ; Won, 1968 p.40; Corbet, 1978 p.14; Yoon 1992 p.15.

E. europaeus koreanus: Ellerman & Morrison-Scott, 1951 p.22   .

E. amurensis: Han, 1994 p45   ; Won & Smith, 1999 p.8; Han, 2004a p.20.

Range: Erinaceus amurensis   commonly inhabits deciduous and mixed forests of Korea, except most islands ( Yoo 2000; Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 ).

Remarks: Several mammalogists classified Erinaceus amurensis   in the europaeus   group, but Corbet (1984) suggested the taxon was a separate species. Zaitsev (1984) and Bannikova et al. (1996) confirmed the species status of the Amur hedgehog by morphological and DNA investigations, respectively. Oka et al. (2010) also determined E. amurensis   and E. concolor   as subspecies of E. europaeus   based on mtDNA analysis. Two allopatric subspecies, E. a. orientalis   in the North and E. a. koreensis   in the South are recognized in Korea ( Jones & Johnson, 1960) but Won (1968) recognized E. amurensis   as a monotypic species. The subspecific status is uncertain in Korea ( Won & Smith 1999).

Conservation status: Populations in South Korea have declined due to habitat loss and use for traditional medicine (NIBR 2012). The species was designated as provincially protected by Seoul, Ulsan, Gwangju, Daejeon, Gyeonggi Province and Jeollanam Province local governments.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Erinaceomorpha

Family

Erinaceidae

Genus

Erinaceus

Loc

Erinaceus amurensis Schrenk, 1858

Jo, Yeong-Seok, Baccus, John T. & Koprowski, John L. 2018
2018
Loc

E. amurensis: Han, 1994 p45

Han 2004:
Won & Smith 1999:
Han 1994:
1994
Loc

E. europaeus orientalis

Won 1967:
1967
Loc

E. amurensis orientalis:

Jones & Johnson 1960:
1960
Loc

E. europaeus orientalis: Won, 1958 p.450

Won 1958:
1958
Loc

E. europaeus amurensis:

Yoon 1992:
Corbet 1978:
Won 1968:
Ellerman & Morrison-Scott 1951:
1951
Loc

E. europaeus koreanus:

Ellerman & Morrison-Scott 1951:
1951
Loc

E. europaeus koreensis:

Yoon 1992:
Won 1967:
Won 1958:
Tate 1947:
1947
Loc

E. koreanus Lönnberg, 1922 p.624

Lonnberg 1922:
1922
Loc

E. amurensis koreensis:

Han 2004:
Jones & Johnson 1960:
Mori 1922:
1922
Loc

E. orientalis

Allen 1903:
1903
Loc

Erinaceus europaeus var. amurensis

Schrenk 1858:
1858