Taxon profile


Eastern Spiny Mouse
Acomys dimidiatus (Cretzschmar, 1826)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Rodentia - rodents »  family Muridae - mice »  genus Acomys - Spiny Mice

Scientific synonyms

Mus dimidiatus Cretzschmar, 1826 o
Acomys cahirinus dimidiatus (Cretzschmar, 1826)
Acomys (Acomys) dimidiatus (Cretzschmar, 1826)

Other names

= Arabian Spiny Mouse
= Egyptian Spiny Mouse

Least Concern LC


juvenile animal


Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Acomys dimidiatus dimidiatus (Cretzschmar, 1826) - Palestina Spiny Mouse

Acomys dimidiatus dimidiatus

subspecies Acomys dimidiatus homericus Thomas, 1923 - Arabian Spiny Mouse

Acomys dimidiatus homericus

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [136471]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Acomys dimidiatus (Cretzschmar, 1826)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Acomys dimidiatus Cretzschmar, 1826]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Acomys dimidiatus (Cretzschmar, 1826)]

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