Fiery spiny mouse

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Fiery spiny mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Acomys
Species: A. ignitus
Binomial name
Acomys ignitus
Dollman, 1910

The fiery spiny mouse (Acomys ignitus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae[2] found in Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and rocky areas. It may be found as a commensal in human habitations.


  1. ^ Schlitter, D. & Dieterlen, F. (2008). "Acomys ignitus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 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: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 894–1531. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.