ACTA THERIOLOGICA SINICA ›› 2020, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (1): 96-99.DOI: 10.16829/j.slxb.150318

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First record of genus Mesechinus (Mammalia: Erinaceidae) in Anhui Province, China— Mesechinus hughi

CHEN Zhongzheng, TANG Xiaofan, TANG Hongyi, ZHAO Hantao, MIAO Qiaoli, SHI Zifan,WU Hailong#br#   

  1. ( Anhui Provincial Key Laboratory of the Conservation and Exploitation of Biological Resources, College of Life Sciences, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241000, China)
  • Online:2020-01-30 Published:2020-01-19


陈中正 唐肖凡 唐宏谊 赵涵韬 缪巧丽 石子凡 吴海龙   

  1. (安徽省重要生物资源保护与利用研究重点实验室,安徽师范大学生命科学学院,芜湖 241000)
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Two specimens of Mesechinus hughi were collected from Pingshan, Yi County, Huangshan (29°56'23"N, 117°58'48"E) and Xikou, Xuanzhou, Xuancheng (30°34'42"N, 118°41'47"E) in Anhui Province, in July and September 2018, respectively. Ears of the two specimens are similar, in length, to the surrounding spines. The two specimens have few wholly white spines, and most spines (>95%) have four sections; white constituting the basal two-thirds, followed by a black ring, narrow light ring, and black tip. These characters are similar to those of the specimens from the type locality (Baoji, Shaanxi Province). The P-distance of Cyt b between the population in Anhui and that of Shaanxi is from 4.9% to 5.3%, and maximum likelihood phylogenetic analyses support the two populations as monophyletic (BS = 95%). This was the first recorded distribution of Mesechinus in Anhui Province and Mesechinus hughi south of the Changjiang River.

Key words: Mesechinus, Mesechinus hughi, New record, Anhui Province

关键词: 林猬属, 侯氏猬, 新纪录, 安徽省