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Cairo spiny mouse

species of mammal

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

Cairo Spiny Mouse
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A. cahirinus
Binomial name
Acomys cahirinus
(É. Geoffrey, 1803)
Acomys cahirinus map.svg
Synonyms

Acomys chudeaui

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Dieterlen, F., Schlitter, D. & Amori, G. (2008). "Acomys cahirinus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 February 2009.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. Hannover Zoo: Abu-simbel spiny mouse, viewed 2012-12-14