Painted spiny pocket mouse

Painted spiny pocket mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Heteromyidae
Subfamily : Heteromyinae
Species : Liomys pictus

 

The Painted 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 painted spiny pocket mouse
A young / baby of a painted spiny pocket mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A painted spiny pocket mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
Countries
Guatemala and Mexico

Facts about the painted spiny pocket mouse

Behavior The painted spiny pocket mouse is an aggressive, solitary animal.

Liomys pictus is paraplyletic relative to L.

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