One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mouse that has spines mixed with the hair on its back, native to Africa and south-western Asia.
Genus Acomys, family Muridae: several species
- ‘Unlike lizards, however, the spiny mice can never grow tails to replace the ones they lose.’
- ‘Golden spiny mice live in arid regions consisting of deserts and savannas dominated by rocky crevices.’
- ‘This ensures the spiny mouse is fully grown, and all their qualities are more pronounced then.’
- ‘The spiny mouse gets its name from the adapted hairs on its body, which are similar to hedgehog spines.’
- ‘Food that contains too much fat results in less fit spiny mice and it makes their fur greasy.’
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