Gaumer's spiny pocket mouse

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Gaumer's spiny pocket mouse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Heteromyidae
Genus: Heteromys
H. gaumeri
Binomial name
Heteromys gaumeri

Gaumer's spiny pocket mouse (Heteromys gaumeri) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae.[2] It ranges over northern Belize and Guatemala and the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, where it lives in lowland semideciduous forest and thorn scrub.[1] The species is nocturnal and terrestrial; it is solitary and strongly territorial.[1] It is named after physician and biologist George F. Gaumer, who lived in the Yucatán from 1885 to 1929.


  1. ^ a b c Vázquez, E.; Emmons, L.; Reid, F. & Cuarón, A.D. (2008). "Heteromys gaumeri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 January 2009.
  2. ^ Schmidt, Cheryl A., Mark D. Engstrom, and Hugh H. Genoways. "Heteromys gaumeri." (1989).