Prehistoric Models: Insectivore

(insect eaters)

Mammals are a class animals defined as warm-blooded vertebrates, distinguished by the possession of hair or fur, the secretion of milk by females for the nourishment of the young, and (typically) the birth of live young (with only two modern exceptions).

Kingdom: Animalia – Phylum: Chordata – Superclass: Tetrapoda – Class: Mammalia – Order: Euilpotyphla – Family: Erinaceidae – Subfamily: Erinaceinae


Late Eocene to Holocene


Genus and species: Erinaceus europaeus

Common name: European hedgehog

Classification: Family: Erinaceidae

Time: Middle Pleistocene to Holocene

Range: Europe

Diet: Omnivore

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