Eastern spiny mouse

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Eastern spiny mouse
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Acomys dimidiatus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Acomys
Species: A. dimidiatus
Binomial name
Acomys dimidiatus
(Cretzschmar, 1826)
Synonyms

Acomys cahirinus dimidiatus
Acomys flavidus
Mus dimidiatus

The Eastern spiny mouse or Arabian spiny mouse (Acomys dimidiatus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.[2] They have a wide range, having been found in Middle Eastern deserts, as well as being prevalent in riverine forests in Africa. This is the only species of spiny mouse which may have black coloration.[3] Their diet is similar to other species of spiny mouse, consisting mostly of seeds.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amr, Z., Shenbrot, G. & Molur, S. (2008). Acomys dimidiatus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 4 February 2009.
  2. ^ Musser, G. G.; Carleton, M. D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ Atallah, Sana I. (May 1967). "A New Species of Spiny Mouse (Acomys) from Jordan". Journal of Mammalogy (Journal of Mammalogy, Vol. 48, No. 2) 48 (2): 258–261. doi:10.2307/1378029. JSTOR 1378029. 
  4. ^ Varty, Nigel (May 1990). "Ecology of the Small Mammals in the Riverine Forests of the Jubba Valley, Southern Somalia". Journal of Tropical Ecology 6 (2): 179–189. doi:10.1017/S0266467400004272.