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Which of the following animals is a mammal?



A. Flamingo
B. Dragonfly
C. Electric Eel
D. Hedgehog

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Asked by Orion thames, Last updated: May 20, 2020

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L. Liliass

L. Liliass

Answered Sep 19, 2017

Hedgehog among the following animals is a mammal. A hedgehog is any of the spiny mammals of the subfamily Erinaceinae, in the eulipotyphlan family Erinaceidae. There are seventeen species of hedgehog in five genera, found through parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, and in New Zealand by introduction. There are no hedgehogs native to Australia, and no living species native to the Americas (the extinct genus Amphechinus was once present in North America).

Hedgehogs share distant ancestry with shrews (family Soricidae), with gymnures possibly being the intermediate link, and have changed little over the last 15 million years. Like many of the first mammals, they have adapted to a nocturnal way of life. Hedgehogs' spiny protection resembles that of the unrelated porcupines, which are rodents, and echidnas, a type of monotreme.

 

Orion thames

Orion thames

Answered Aug 22, 2017

Hedgehog
 

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