| Nelson’s Spiny Pocket Mouse is a relatively large, gray pocket mouse. The spines, or bristles, of this pocket mouse's fur are soft rather than stiff. It is known only from a few cloud forests in southern Chiapas, Mexico, and western Guatemala, and is considered critically endangered. Little is known about its natural history.
Head and Body: 113-172 mm; Tail: 174-211 mm
Merriam, C.H., 1902. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 15:43.
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