Cyprus spiny mouse

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Cyprus spiny mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Superfamily: Muroidea
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Deomyinae
Genus: Acomys
Species: A. nesiotes
Binomial name
Acomys nesiotes
(Bate, 1903)

The Cyprus spiny mouse (Acomys nesiotes) is a little-known rodent endemic to Cyprus. These nocturnal[2] animals are generally found in arid areas. After the last reliable record in 1980 no considerable effort has been made until 2007 when four individuals were rediscovered. Due to the insufficient data of its population the IUCN considers it as data deficient.

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  1. ^ Kryštufek, B. & Amori, G. (2008). "Acomys nesiotes". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 February 2009. 
  2. ^ NTWORLD Archived February 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  • Nowak, R.M. (ed.) 1999. Walkers Mammals of the World. Sixth edition. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London.
  • Wilson, D.E. and Reeder, D.M. (eds) 1993. Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference. Second edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London.

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