Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Rodentia > Family: Muridae > Genus: Acomys > Species: Acomys minous

Cretan spiny mouse - Acomys minous Bate, 1905

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Data Deficient (IUCN)
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • urban

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Cretan spiny mouse English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kirpi fare Turkish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kreta-Stachelmaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Krétai tüskésegér Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kretapiggmus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Miš bodljaš Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Myš krétská Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mysz kolczasta Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Okahiiri Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rat épineux de Crête French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ratón espinoso de Creta Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Stekelmuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Taggmus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Topo spinoso Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Acomys minus Bate, 1905
Acomys cahirinus minous Bate, 1906
Acomys dimidiatus minous Bate, 1906

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External data

No external data sets available for this species
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