Echinosorex gymnura

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Echinosorex gymnura


Taxonavigation: Erinaceomorpha

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Ordo: Erinaceomorpha

Familia: Erinaceidae
Subfamilia: Galericinae
Genus: Echinosorex
Species: Echinosorex gymnura
Subspecies: E. g. alba – E. g. gymnura


Echinosorex gymnura (Raffles, 1822)

Type locality: Not given; "Sumatra" [Indonesia] implied.


  • Echinosorex birmanica (Trouessart, 1879)
  • Echinosorex borneotica (Fitzinger, 1868)
  • Echinosorex candida (Günther, 1876)
  • Echinosorex minor (Lyon, 1909)
  • Echinosorex rafflesii (Lesson, 1827)


  • Raffles, T. S. 1821. "Descriptive catalogue of a zoological collection, made on account of the honorable East Indian Company, in the island of Sumatra and its vicinity, under the direction of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, Lieutenant-Governor of Fort Marlborough, with additional notices illurstrative of the natural history." Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 13:239-274 (272).
  • Echinosorex gymnura in Mammal Species of the World.
    Wilson, Don E., & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (editors) (2005). Mammal Species of the World — A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN 0801882214.
  • IUCN: Echinosorex gymnura (Raffles, 1822) (Least Concern)
  • Roskov Y., Kunze T., Orrell T., Abucay L., Paglinawan L., Culham A., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Decock W., De Wever A., Didžiulis V., eds. (2014) Echinosorex gymnura (Raffles, 1822) in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 17th March 2014. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Vernacular name[edit]

English: Greater Moonrat
日本語: ジムヌラ
polski: Gołyszek
ไทย: หนูเหม็น, สาโท
Türkçe: Tüylü kirpi
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