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Heteromys
Heteromys
is a genus of rodents in the family Heteromyidae,[1] commonly known as spiny pocket mice. It is the only extant genus in the subfamily Heteromyinae
Heteromyinae
which also includes the extinct genera Diprionomys and Metaliomys.[2] Heteromys
Heteromys
was recently enlarged by inclusion of the members of formerly recognized heteromyine genus Liomys, which was found to be paraphyletic.[3] Distribution[edit] Heteromyines are distributed from southern Texas
Texas
to Ecuador
Ecuador
and Venezuela, and include all but one of the castorimorph species of South America. Like all of South America's other non-caviomorph rodents, they arrived in the continent relatively recently as part of the Great American Interchange. They inhabit mainly forests; some are also found in scrubland. Taxonomy[edit]

Genus Heteromys
Heteromys
— spiny pocket mice

Panamanian spiny pocket mouse
Panamanian spiny pocket mouse
(H. adspersus) Trinidad spiny pocket mouse
Trinidad spiny pocket mouse
(H. anomalus) Southern spiny pocket mouse
Southern spiny pocket mouse
(H. australis) Overlook spiny pocket mouse (H. catopterius)[4] Desmarest's spiny pocket mouse
Desmarest's spiny pocket mouse
(H. desmarestianus) Gaumer's spiny pocket mouse
Gaumer's spiny pocket mouse
(H. gaumeri) Goldman's spiny pocket mouse (H. goldmani) Mexican spiny pocket mouse
Mexican spiny pocket mouse
(H. irroratus) Nelson's spiny pocket mouse
Nelson's spiny pocket mouse
(H. nelsoni) Cloud-dwelling spiny pocket mouse (H. nubicolens)[5] Paraguaná spiny pocket mouse
Paraguaná spiny pocket mouse
(H. oasicus) Mountain spiny pocket mouse
Mountain spiny pocket mouse
(H. oresterus) Painted spiny pocket mouse
Painted spiny pocket mouse
(H. pictus) Salvin's spiny pocket mouse
Salvin's spiny pocket mouse
(H. salvini) Jaliscan spiny pocket mouse
Jaliscan spiny pocket mouse
(H. spectabilis) Ecuadoran spiny pocket mouse
Ecuadoran spiny pocket mouse
(H. teleus)

References[edit]

Wikispecies
Wikispecies
has information related to Heteromys

^ Patton, J.L. (2005). "Family Heteromyidae". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal
Mammal
Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.  ^ " Heteromyinae
Heteromyinae
in the Paleobiology Database". Fossilworks. Retrieved 2016-08-13.  ^ Hafner, J. C.; Light, J. E.; Hafner, D. J.; Hafner, M. S.; Reddington, E.; Rogers, D. S.; Riddle, B. R. (2007-10-18). "Basal Clades and Molecular Systematics of Heteromyid Rodents". Journal of Mammalogy. 88 (5): 1129–1145. doi:10.1644/06-MAMM-A-413R1.1.  ^ Anderson, R. P.; Gutiérrez, E. E (December 2009). "Taxonomy, Distribution, and Natural History of the Genus Heteromys
Heteromys
(Rodentia: Heteromyidae) in Central and Eastern Venezuela, with the Description of a New Species from the Cordillera de la Costa". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 331: 33–93. doi:10.1206/582-2.1.  ^ Anderson, R. P.; Timm, R. N. (2006). "A new montane species of spiny pocket mouse (Rodentia, Heteromyidae, Heteromys) from northwestern Costa Rica". American Museum Novitates. 3509: 1–38. doi:10.1206/0003-0082(2006)3509[1:ANMSOS]2.0.CO;2. 

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Extant species of family Heteromyidae
Heteromyidae
(subfamily Heteromyinae
Heteromyinae
(Spiny pocket mice))

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Superfamily: Geomyoidea

Heteromys

Panamanian spiny pocket mouse
Panamanian spiny pocket mouse
( Heteromys
Heteromys
adspersus) Trinidad spiny pocket mouse
Trinidad spiny pocket mouse
( Heteromys
Heteromys
anomalus) Southern spiny pocket mouse
Southern spiny pocket mouse
( Heteromys
Heteromys
australis) Desmarest's spiny pocket mouse
Desmarest's spiny pocket mouse
( Heteromys
Heteromys
desmarestianus) Gaumer's spiny pocket mouse
Gaumer's spiny pocket mouse
( Heteromys
Heteromys
gaumeri) Goldman's spiny pocket mouse ( Heteromys
Heteromys
goldmani) Mexican spiny pocket mouse
Mexican spiny pocket mouse
( Heteromys
Heteromys
irroratus) Nelson's spiny pocket mouse
Nelson's spiny pocket mouse
( Heteromys
Heteromys
nelsoni) Heteromys
Heteromys
nubicolens Paraguaná spiny pocket mouse
Paraguaná spiny pocket mouse
( Heteromys
Heteromys
oasicus) Mountain spiny pocket mouse
Mountain spiny pocket mouse
( Heteromys
Heteromys
oresterus) Painted spiny pocket mouse
Painted spiny pocket mouse
( Heteromys
Heteromys
pictus) Salvin's spiny pocket mouse
Salvin's spiny pocket mouse
( Heteromys
Heteromys
salvini) Jaliscan spiny pocket mouse
Jaliscan spiny pocket mouse
( Heteromys
Heteromys
spectabilis) Ecuadoran spiny pocket mouse
Ecuadoran spiny pocket mouse
( Heteromys
Heteromys
teleus)

Category

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q1035905 ADW: Heteromys EoL: 39509 Fossilworks: 46952 GBIF: 2439567 ITIS: 625201 MSW: 12700152 NCBI: 101675

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