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Spiny Mice Five Ways (Acomys spp.)

Posted on Jun 8, 2010 by in Rodents | 2 comments

Five spiny mice
Numbers 0303, 0304, 0305, 0306 and 0307

The spiny mice are native to the deserts of Africa, Asia, and Europe. They get their name because of their spiky fur, which defends them like a hedgehog’s spines. Clockwise from the top left, we have Acomys russata, the golden spiny mouse; A. spinosissimus, the spiny mouse; A. minous, the Crete spiny mouse; A. cilicicus, the Asia Minor spiny mouse; and A. nesiotes, the Cyprus spiny mouse. I like my drawing of A. cilicicus the most and I can’t stand my drawing of A. spinosissimus.


  1. well, I think that they’re all great, but is spinosissimus wearing a party hat?

    • Ha! No, that’s his back, but that could well be why I don’t like it! I hate posting drawings I don’t like, but I have to—I dislike about, oh, a fifth of them.

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