Cape spiny mouse

Cape spiny mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Acomys subspinosus

 

The Cape spiny mouse is listed as Least Concern. 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 Cape spiny mouse
A young / baby of a Cape spiny mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Cape spiny mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
Countries
South Africa

Facts about the Cape spiny mouse

The Cape spiny mouse is a very shy little creature which only shows itself at night.

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