Spiny pocket mouse
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Heteromyidae
Subfamily : Perognathinae
Species : Chaetodipus spinatus
The 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 spiny pocket mouseA young / baby of a spiny pocket mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A spiny pocket mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
Facts about the spiny pocket mouse
Behavior The painted spiny pocket mouse is an aggressive, solitary animal.
Similar species: San Diego Pocket Mouse, smaller ears, found in lower elevation, Spiny Pocket Mouse is grayish or yellowish buff, with side line faint or absent, Desert and Bailey's Pocket mice don't have bristles or buffs.
The third species found at Palo Verde, the spiny pocket mouse, is clearly a terrestrial animal.
Spiny Pocket Mouse is grayish or yellowish buff, with side line faint or absent. (Full text)
The Spiny Pocket Mouse is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)More animals beginning with S