Erinaceus kreyenbergi Matschie, 1907,

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

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Erinaceus kreyenbergi Matschie, 1907
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Erinaceus kreyenbergi Matschie, 1907 

Matschie, P. (1907) Chinesische Sãugetiere. In: Expedition Filchner nach China und Tibet Zool.- Bot. Ergebnisse, p. 135 [134–242], Berlin

Valid name: Erinaceus amurensis Schrenk, 1859 

Comments: The holotype could not be found in the collection. Matschie may have sent it back to the Magdeburg Museum after description as indicated in the following quote (Matschie, 1907: 137): “Hilzheimer [1906: 184] erwãhnt einen durch Herrn Dr. Kreyenberg gesammelten Igel: “ 1 Fell dem der Kopf abgeschnitten ist. Wahrscheinlich E. dealbatus Swinh. In Schanghai  auf dem Markt gekauft. 1904 “. Herr Professor Dr. Martens hat mir aus dem Magdeburger Museum auch diesen Igel zur Verfügung gestellt. Das Fell ist vollstãndig, ihm fehlt keineswegs der Kopf. Es ist aber das von Herrn Dr. Hilzheimer erwãhnte Stück: denn auf dem Begleitzettel steht: “Dem Igel fehlt der Kopf, wahrscheinlich Erinaceus dealbatus Swinhoe. 

Translation: "Hilzheimer (1906: 184) mentions a hedgehog collected by Kreyenberg (Matschie, 1907: 137): ' 1 skin from which the head is removed. Probably E. dealbatus Swinh. Purchased  at a market in Shanghai. 1904.' Martens made this specimen available to me via the Museum in Magdeburg. The skin is complete, including the head. It is nevertheless the specimen mentioned by Hilzheimer, as the specimen tag indicates 'the hedgehog is lacking the head, probably Erinaceus dealbatus Swinhoe.  ' "

The holotype also could not be found in the collection of the Magdeburg Museum of Natural History [pers. comm. by Dr. Hans Pellmann]. Since all documentation (old entry books and catalogues) in the Magdeburg Museum has been destroyed during the Second world war, the whereabouts of the holotype specimen are unclear. According to the online-list of mammal type specimens www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/projects/ mammal-types, and P. Jenkins (pers. comm.), the BMNH holds spines of the holotype (1908.12.14.3), which probably were exchanged from Magdeburg.