South American spiny mouse

South American spiny mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Sigmodontinae
Species : Scolomys melanops

 

The South american spiny mouse is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the South American spiny mouse
A young / baby of a South American spiny mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A South American spiny mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.
Countries
Ecuador

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