Salvin's spiny pocket mouse

Salvin's spiny pocket mouse

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

 

The Salvin'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 Salvin
A young / baby of a Salvin is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Salvin group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.

Facts about the Salvin's spiny pocket mouse

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.

Liomys salvini is totally nocturnal, and when not out at night, it lives in a tunnel underground, a tunnel that is black as black itself. (Full text)

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