The Hainan gymnure (Neohylomys hainanensis) or Hainan moonrat is a species of mammal in the family Erinaceidae. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It was thought to be endemic to the island of Hainan, China where it is threatened due to habitat loss, but in 2018 was found to also occur in, and be rather common, within Northern Vietnam.[2]

Hainan gymnure
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Eulipotyphla
Family: Erinaceidae
Subfamily: Galericinae
Genus: Neohylomys
Shaw and Wong, 1959
N. hainanensis
Binomial name
Neohylomys hainanensis
Shaw & Wong, 1959
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Hainan gymnure range

It is in the monotypic genus Neohylomys.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Johnston, C. & Smith, A.T. (2016). "Neohylomys hainanensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T10588A22326961. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T10588A22326961.en.
  2. ^ Rozhnov, Viatcheslav V.; Lebedev, Vladimir S.; Bannikova, Anna A.; Abramov, Alexei V. (2018-05-11). "A broadly distributed species instead of an insular endemic? A new find of the poorly known Hainan gymnure (Mammalia, Lipotyphla)". ZooKeys. 795: 77–81. doi:10.3897/zookeys.795.28218. ISSN 1313-2970. PMC 6232251. PMID 30429659.