Forest spiny pocket mice and spiny pocket mice

Forest spiny pocket mice and spiny pocket mice

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Heteromyidae
Subfamily : Heteromyinae

 

Facts about the subfamily Heteromyinae, the forest spiny pocket mice and spiny pocket mice

The smallest of the Spiny Pocket Mice is about the size of Nibbler the House Mouse and the largest is twice as big.

Spiny pocket mice are found in drier areas from southern Mexico to Costa Rica, and construct elaborate underground burrows (Reid 1997).

Spiny pocket mice are more ratlike and .

The smallest of the Spiny Pocket Mice is about the size of Nibbler the House Mouse and the largest is twice as big. (Full text)

The spiny pocket mice are so called because of the many spiny, somewhat porcupine-like hairs which cover their backs, particularly on the rump and sides. (Full text)

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