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TAIL - Editorial Comment

Editorial Comment (Editorial Overview Text Replicated on Overall Species page - Erinaceus europaeus - West European Hedgehog)

The adult tail is about 2-2.5 cm long.

(References are available in detailed literature reports below)

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Tail

Source Information
  • Tail length 2 cm (0.75 inches) (B254); 10-50 mm (B147);  2-3 cm / 0.8-1.2 inches (B144); males 26 mm, females 24 mm. (B255.2.w2)
  • Short tail.(B142, B260.1.w1, B262.2.w2, D30)
  • Short, with skin sparsely covered in hair. (B258.w2)

(B142, B144, B147, B254, B260.1.w1, B262.2.w2, D30)

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Authors & Referees

Authors Becki Lawson (V.w26); Debra Bourne (V.w5)
Referee Suzanne I. Boardman (V.w6); Nigel Reeve (V.w57)

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