Erinaceus krugi Peters, 1877, Peters, 1877

Turni, Hendrik, Hutterer, Rainer & Asher, Robert, 2007, Type specimens of “ insectivoran ” mammals at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Zootaxa 1470, pp. 1-33: 7-8

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Erinaceus krugi Peters, 1877


Erinaceus krugi Peters, 1877  

Peters, W.C.H. (1877) Ü ber eine auf der Insel Puertorico gemachte Sammlung von Sãugtethieren und Amphibien sowie über die Entwicklung eines Batrachiers Hylodes martinicensis ohne Metamorphose. Monatsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1877 [for 1876]: 703–714.

Valid name: Atelerix algirus (Lereboullet, 1842)  

Holotype: ZMB 5157, sex indet., skull and skin. This specimen was collected by Krug, apparently from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico where it had presumably been introduced.

Comments: Hutterer (1983) favored the possibility that the type specimen was introduced into Puerto Rico from Spain or North Africa, as is known to be the case with Chlorocebus aethiops   in the Cape Verde Islands and Atelerix algirus   in the Canary Islands.


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