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Liomys adspersus (Panamanian spiny pocket mouse)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Panamanian spiny pocket mouse (Liomys adspersus), also known as Peter's spiny pocket mouse, is a species of heteromyid rodent endemic to Panama. It is very closely related to Salvin's spiny pocket mouse, and has been placed in the same species group by some authors.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.6
EDGE Score: 1.89


Adult Weight [1]  42 grams
Female Maturity [1]  6 months 13 days
Male Maturity [1]  1 year
Diet [2]  Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  50 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Litter Size [1]  4
Litters / Year [1]  1
Nocturnal [2]  Yes


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Isthmian-Atlantic moist forests Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests    
Isthmian-Pacific moist forests Costa Rica, Panama Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Panamanian dry forests Panama Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
South American Pacific mangroves Colombia, Panama, Ecuador Neotropic Mangroves    
Talamancan montane forests Costa Rica, Panama Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
La Amistad International Park National Park II 541617 Panama, Costa Rica  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No
Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru No

Prey / Diet

Attalea rostrata[3]
Bactris balanoides[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Amazona auropalliata (Yellow-naped Parrot)1
Nasua narica (White-nosed Coati)1
Sciurus granatensis (red-tailed squirrel)1
Sciurus variegatoides (variegated squirrel)1


Parasitized by 
Androlaelaps fahrenholzi[3]
Angiostrongylus costaricensis[4]
Ctenocephalides felis (Cat flea)[3]
Ctenocephalides felis felis[5]
Eutrombicula goeldii[3]
Fahrenholzia fairchildi[3]
Ornithonyssus bacoti[3]
Polygenis dunni[5]
Polygenis klagesi[3]

Range Map

Middle America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Liomys adspersus, Michelle V. Gonzales, Blas Armien, Anibal Armien, and Jorge Salazar-Bravo, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 759, pp. 1–3 (2004)
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
5International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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