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Gaoligong Forest Hedgehog
Mesechinus wangi-novataxa 2018-He Jiang et Ai
Information
Common Name Wang's Forest Hedgehog
Range Gaoligong in the Yunnan Province, China
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Eulipotyphla
Family Erinaceidae
Genus Mesechinus
Species Mesechinus wangi

The Gaoligong forest hedgehog (Mesechinus wangi), also known as the Wang's forest hedgehog, is a species of hedgehog in the Erinaceidae family. It is endemic to the slopes of Mt. Gaoligong in the Yunnan Province, China, where it lives in subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest at elevations between 2200 m and 2680 m. This distribution is disjunct from that of the other species in this genus.

The Gaoligong forest hedgehog hibernates between mid-October and early April. While the population size has not yet been quantified, it is likely very small as the species has only been found in the Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve.

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