Ecuadoran spiny pocket mouse

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Ecuadoran spiny pocket mouse
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Heteromyidae
Genus: Heteromys
H. teleus
Binomial name
Heteromys teleus

The Ecuadoran spiny pocket mouse (Heteromys teleus) is a species of rodent in the family Heteromyidae.[2][3] It is endemic to central western Ecuador, where it is found at elevations from sea level to 2000 m on the coastal plain and western slopes of the Andes. The species is nocturnal and lives in dry tropical evergreen forests; it creates well-defined runways, and is often found near streams.[1] It is threatened by deforestation and fragmentation of its remaining habitat.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Anderson, R.P. & Tirira, D. (2008). "Heteromys teleus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T136333A4275991. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136333A4275991.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.
  3. ^ Anderson, R. P.; Jarrín-V, P. (2002-08-16). "A New Species of Spiny Pocket Mouse (Heteromyidae: Heteromys) Endemic to Western Ecuador". American Museum Novitates. 3382: 1–26. doi:10.1206/0003-0082(2002)382<0001:ANSOSP>2.0.CO;2. Retrieved 2012-11-22.