Mexican spiny pocket mouse
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Heteromyidae
Subfamily : Heteromyinae
Species : Liomys irroratus
The Mexican 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 Mexican spiny pocket mouseA young / baby of a Mexican spiny pocket mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Mexican spiny pocket mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
Facts about the Mexican spiny pocket mouse
Liomys salvani is able to maintain its body weight under laboratory conditions without free water when given a diet of wild bird seed, whereas Liomys irroratus is unable to maintain its weight under these same conditions.
Mexican Spiny Pocket Mouse or Liomys irroratus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .More animals beginning with M