Mountain spiny pocket mouse

Mountain spiny pocket mouse

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


The Mountain spiny pocket mouse is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the mountain spiny pocket mouse
A young / baby of a mountain spiny pocket mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A mountain spiny pocket mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
Costa Rica
Mountain spiny pocket mouse habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Moist Lowland

Facts about the mountain spiny pocket mouse

Mountain Spiny Pocket Mouse or Heteromys oresterus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Near Threatened .

Range and Population Heteromys oresterus is endemic to Costa Rica.

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