Erinaceus krugi 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

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.273750

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scientific name

Erinaceus krugi Peters, 1877
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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.

ZMB

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Zoological Collections)