Paraguaná spiny pocket mouse

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Paraguaná spiny pocket mouse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Heteromyidae
Genus: Heteromys
H. oasicus
Binomial name
Heteromys oasicus
Anderson, 2003

The Paraguaná spiny pocket mouse (Heteromys oasicus) is a South American species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae.[2] It is known from two localities at elevations above 200 m, Cerro Santa Ana and the Fila de Monte Cano, within the Paraguaná Peninsula in Venezuela.[1] While this region consists mostly of arid shrublands, this pocket mouse is found in elevated areas that provide cloud forest or mesic habitat with evergreen and semideciduous vegetation, such as terrestrial bromeliads.[1] It is more likely to be found near streams. The species is threatened by habitat degradation due to goat grazing and development.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Anderson, R.P. & Ochoa., J. (2008). "Heteromys oasicus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T136638A4321116. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136638A4321116.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  2. ^ Patton, J.L. (2005). "Family Heteromyidae". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 851. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.