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 DesmarestA 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 countryâ€™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.More animals beginning with D