Neacomys spinosus

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Neacomys spinosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Neacomys
Species: N. spinosus
Binomial name
Neacomys spinosus
Thomas, 1882

Neacomys spinosus, also known as the common neacomys,[2] common bristly mouse,[3] or bristly mouse,[1] is a nocturnal rodent species from South America in the genus Neacomys. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, where it often lives in transition areas between lowland forest and open regions.[1] Its diet consists of insects, seeds and fruit.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Patton et al., 2008
  2. ^ Musser and Carleton, 2005
  3. ^ Duff and Lawson, 2004

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