Erinaceus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Erinaceus type genus of the family Erinaceidae: hedgehogs
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n erinaceus The typical genus of the subfamily Erinaceinæ, containing the true hedgehogs. There are several species, of which the European hedgehog (E. europæus) is the best-known and the most peculiar. All have the power of rolling themselves into a ball, presenting the bristling spines in every direction, a process effected by enormously developed and complicated cutaneous muscles, by the action of which the animals tie themselves up in their own skins. See hedgehog.
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Usage

In literature:

At the cry Erinaceus flung himself in front of her, clasping her in his arms and turning his back to the arrows.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
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In science:

Surprisingly, neither Mus nor Erinaceus appear divergent, given that on other data sets (Waddell et al. 1999a, Waddell et al. 2001) they are strongly divergent from most other species, and that their inclusion or exclusion can result in very different trees, especially with lesser taxon sampling (Waddell et al. 2001).
Measuring Fit of Sequence Data to Phylogenetic Model: Gain of Power using Marginal Tests
Mus (mouse) and the eulipotyplan hedgehog (Erinaceus), which depart strongly from average in other analyses (e.g.
Measuring Fit of Sequence Data to Phylogenetic Model: Gain of Power using Marginal Tests
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