Taxon profile


North East African Spiny Mouse
Acomys cahirinus (Desmarest, 1819)

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

Other names

= Cairo Spiny Mouse

Least Concern


juvenile animal


Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Acomys cahirinus cahirinus (Desmarest, 1819) - Black Nile Spiny Mous

Acomys cahirinus cahirinus - Black Nile Spiny Mous

subspecies Acomys cahirinus hunteri De Winton, 1901 - Abu Simbel Spiny Mouse

Acomys cahirinus hunteri - Abu Simbel Spiny Mouse

subspecies Acomys cahirinus megalodus Setzer, 1959 - Suez Spiny Mouse

Acomys cahirinus megalodus - Suez Spiny Mouse

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [263]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Acomys cahirinus (É. Geoffroy, 1803)]
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 cahirinus É. Geoffroy, 1803]
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 cahirinus (Desmarest, 1819)]

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