Spiny pocket mice

Spiny pocket mice

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Heteromyidae
Subfamily : Heteromyinae
Genus : Liomys

 

Facts about the genus Liomys, the spiny pocket mice

The smallest of the Spiny Pocket Mice is about the size of Nibbler the House Mouse and the largest is twice as big.

html Liomys is generally smaller than Heteromys and exhibits greater spininess and paler coloration.

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Liomys: Spiny Pocket Mice Liomys is generally smaller than Heteromys and exhibits greater spininess and paler coloration.

Spiny pocket mice are found in drier areas from southern Mexico to Costa Rica, and construct elaborate underground burrows (Reid 1997).

Spiny pocket mice are more ratlike and .

The smallest of the Spiny Pocket Mice is about the size of Nibbler the House Mouse and the largest is twice as big. (Full text)

And, in all fairness, on a strongly moonlit night a Liomys is to some degree visible to a foraging cat, snake or owl (though in black and white) which is what selects for that color pattern. (Full text)

The spiny pocket mice are so called because of the many spiny, somewhat porcupine-like hairs which cover their backs, particularly on the rump and sides. (Full text)

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