Desmarest's spiny pocket mouse

Desmarest's spiny pocket mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Heteromyidae
Subfamily : Heteromyinae
Species : Heteromys desmarestianus

 

The Desmarest's spiny pocket mouse is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Desmarest
A young / baby of a Desmarest is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Desmarest group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.

Facts about the Desmarest's spiny pocket mouse

Heteromys desmarestianus is considered to occur throughout the wet Caribbean lowlands, as well as at middle and high elevations on the Caribbean and Pacific slopes of the country’s montane systems.

Liomys salvini is brown and gray on the back and upper sides, and cream/white below, while Heteromys desmarestianus is gray on the back and sides, and white underneath but with black forelegs.

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