Atelerix albiventris (Wagner, 1841) is an erinaceid with variable common names but is most widely known as the four-toed hedgehog. One of 4 members of the genus Atelerix, A. albiventris is the smallest of the African hedgehogs. These nocturnal insectivores are sexually dimorphic and widespread, and are not a species of special conservation concern. Native to equatorial Africa, they inhabit steppes, savannas, grasslands, and agricultural fields. A. albiventris has been domesticated and is widely used in biomedical research and sold in the exotic pet trade.
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