Cairo spiny mouse

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Cairo Spiny Mouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Acomys
Species: A. cahirinus
Binomial name
Acomys cahirinus
(É. Geoffrey, 1803)
Synonyms

Acomys chudeaui

The Cairo Spiny Mouse (Acomys cahirinus) is a species of mouse that lives in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

It eats seeds, fruits and invertebrate animals. The mouse grows to 15 centimetres (5.9 in) long and weighs up to 0.1 kilograms (0.22 lb). It lives for about four years. The gestation period is about 38 days. The speed of the spiny mouse is up to 10 kilometres per hour (6.2 mph).[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Dieterlen, F., Schlitter, D. & Amori, G. (2008). Acomys cahirinus. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2008. Retrieved on 4 February 2009.
  2. Hannover Zoo: Abu-simbel spiny mouse, viewed 2012-12-14