The Yucatan, Tabasco, and Eastern Chiapas in Mexico, and northern Guatemala.
Breeding takes place in April and May. Litters range from 2-5 individuals.
- Key Reproductive Features
- gonochoric/gonochoristic/dioecious (sexes separate)
This rodent is nocturnal and very timid. Little else is known about the behaviour of this organism.
- Key Behaviors
Communication and Perception
Bret Weinstein (author), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
living in the southern part of the New World. In other words, Central and South America.
- bilateral symmetry
having body symmetry such that the animal can be divided in one plane into two mirror-image halves. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria.
uses smells or other chemicals to communicate
animals that use metabolically generated heat to regulate body temperature independently of ambient temperature. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a (now extinct) synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities. Convergent in birds.
having the capacity to move from one place to another.
- native range
the area in which the animal is naturally found, the region in which it is endemic.
reproduction that includes combining the genetic contribution of two individuals, a male and a female
uses touch to communicate
Mammalian Species #506
Walker's Mammals of the World, fifth edition; Nowak, R. ed.; 1991; Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 580-583