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Golden spiny mice inhabit a limited region of the Middle East and Africa. Until recently they were found only in the northeastern portion of the Egyptian desert and in the southern Sinai of Saudi Arabia (Harrison and Bates 1991). Golden spiny mice have now been discovered inhabiting the present day regions of Jordan, Israel, Yemen, and Oman (Nowak 1999). Species of the genus Acomys are all found in arid regions from the eastern Mediterranean to Pakistan.
Biogeographic Regions: palearctic (Native ); ethiopian (Native )