Cape spiny mouse

Cape spiny mouse

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Acomys subspinosus

The Cape spiny mouse is a murid rodent found in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. They have a dorsal covering of spiny hairs with dark grey-brown coloration, and a white underbelly. The Cape Spiny Mouse has large eyes and ears and a scaly, nearly bald tail that is brittle and can break off readily either as a whole or in part if it is caught. Their total length is 17 cm, with an 8 cm tail, and they typically weigh 22g.

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1. Cape spiny mouse Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_spiny_mouse
2. Cape spiny mouse on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/275/110016981

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