What are paraechinus?

Some articles on paraechinus:

Erinaceomorphs - Classification
... dauuricus Hugh's hedgehog, Mesechinus hughi Genus Paraechinus Desert hedgehog, Paraechinus aethiopicus Brandt's hedgehog, Paraechinus hypomelas Indian hedgehog ...
Erinaceidae - Classification
... Mesechinus dauuricus Hugh's hedgehog, Mesechinus hughi Genus Paraechinus Desert hedgehog, Paraechinus aethiopicus Brandt's hedgehog, Paraechinus hypomelas Indian hedgehog, Paraechinus micropus Bare-bellied hedgehog ...
Hedgehog - Genera and Species
... dauuricus Hugh's hedgehog, Mesechinus hughi Genus Paraechinus Desert hedgehog, Paraechinus aethiopicus Brandt's hedgehog, Paraechinus hypomelas Indian ...