Acomys nesiotes Bate, 1903

Cyprus spiny mouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1980

Rediscovered in 2007

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient





Biology & Ecology










Barome, P.-O., Lymberakis, P., Monnerot, M. and Gautun, J.-C. 2001. Cytochrome b sequences reveal Acomys minous paraphyly and answer the question about the ancestral karyotype of Acomys dimidiatus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 18: 37-46.

Fisher, Diana O. (2011a). Trajectories from extinction: where are missing mammals rediscovered? Global Ecology & Biogeography 20: 415-425. [Appendix S1]

Kryštufek, B. & Amori, G. 2008. Acomys nesiotes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T271A13052509. Downloaded on 14 February 2017.

Musser, G.G. and Carleton, M.D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. In: D.E. Wilson and D.A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

Sozen, M. (2007). Acomys nesiotes. 5th February 2009, TrekNature photos.


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