Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 2000Data Deficient (DD)
- 1996Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)
The species is expected to have two disjunct populations in the rocky areas of the island: the Troodos massiv in the South and the Kyrenia hills in the North, which are separated by the non-rocky Mesaoria lowlands.
Cyprus spiny mouse
The Cyprus Spiny Mouse (Acomys nesiotes) is a little-known rodent endemic to Cyprus. These nocturnal animals are generally found in arid areas. After the last reliable record in 1980 no considerable effort has been made until 2007 when four individuals were rediscovered. Due to the insufficient data of its population the IUCN considers it as data deficient.
- Kryštufek, B. & Amori, G. (2008). Acomys nesiotes. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 4 February 2009.
- Nowak, R.M. (ed.) 1999. Walkers Mammals of the World. Sixth edition. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London.
- Wilson, D.E. and Reeder, D.M. (eds) 1993. Mammal Species of the World: a taxonomic and geographic reference. Second edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London.