African Pygmy Hedgehogs belong to the insectivores in the class of the Mammals. They belong to the genus Atelerix, which is one of the genera in the subfamily of the true Hedgehogs. The Atelerix include all hedgehogs from Africa.
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (Chordates)
Class: Mammalia (Mammals)
Order: Eulipotyphla (Insectivores)
Family: Erinaceidae (Hedgehogs)
Genus: Atelerix (African Hedgehogs)
Species: A. albiventris (African Pygmy Hedgehogs)
There are 17 species of hedgehogs, all of which are spread throughout Eurasia and Africa. There are no hedgehogs native to Antartica, America or Australia.
Within the same genus as the African pygmy hedgehogs, the Atelerix genus, there are three more hedgehogs:
This genus decribes hedgehogs from Europe and Asia and consists out of four species:
This genus described two species from Central and South Asia.
This genus describes two species from East Asia.
This genus describes four species from North Africa, Middle East and South Asia.