Akodon cursor (Winge, ) is a Sigmodontinae rodent commonly called the cursorial akodont. This small cursorial mouse has homogenous dorsal pelage that. Akodon cursor. cursor grass mouse. Akodon cursor. ADW Pocket Guides on the iOS App Store! The Animal Diversity Web team is excited to announce ADW. Akodon cursor is one of the most common species in the forest and forest- grassland ecotones. In Misiones province, Argentina, they are found in a variety of.

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Populations of Akodon cursor flourish in dry, open areas with little human influence. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes.

Accessed December 31, at https: Researchers are discovering that their geographic position is expanding. The cursor grass mouse is a moderately sized rodent, with a head-body length of 11 to 13 centimetres 4. It is nocturnal and completely terrestrial. Extensive savannas are found in parts cusor subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia.

In birds, naked and helpless after hatching. Vegetation is made up mostly akkdon grasses, the height and species diversity of which depend largely on the amount of moisture available.

Akodon montensis is restricted to evergreen forest patches along streams and rivers. Total length is mm; tail length, mm; hind foot length, mm; and ear length, mm.


Akodon cursor ( Rodentia : Cricetidae )

Gentile and Cerqueira, ; Fernandez, et al. Bulletin of the Florida State MuseumBiological…. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

University of Chicago Press. Glossary Neotropical living in cursr southern part of the New World. This species is susceptible to habitat disturbances and is more habitat-selective Gentile and D’Andrea A progress report of Argentinian and Venezuelan forms. Seven of these combinations are new to in the literature. Click to expand mobile Site Navigation.

Geographic Range This species occupies a range from southeastern and central Brazil through Uruguay, Paraguay, and northeastern Xkodon. They have a typical mouse-like appearance, with short whiskers and stubby claws on the feet.

New karyotypes and somatic and germ-cell banding in Akodon arviculoides Rodentia, Cricetidae.

Akodon cursor (montensis) – Cursor Grass Mouse

akodoon Although the cursor grass mouse is, on average, slightly larger than the montane species, there is too much overlap for this to be a reliable guide. Cytogenetics of the South American Akodon rodents Cricetidae. Johns Hopkins University Press. The feet are tan and the tail is sparsely haired and somewhat bi-colored.

It often preys on small insects and plant material. Gentile, ; Redford and Eisenberg; Nowak, Other Physical Features endothermic bilateral symmetry Sexual Dimorphism male larger Range mass 40 to 45 g 1. Sigmodontiane in Southeastern South America: Akodon montensis was originally described as a subspecies of Akodon cursor.


Akodon montensis and Akodon cursor are segregated by elevation.

Akodon cursor (montensis) – Vertebrate Collection | UWSP

Akodon montensis will hybridize with other species within the same genus, especially with Akodon cursor. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. An introduction to the Neotropical muroid rodent genus Zygodontomys. Redford and EisenbergAnti-predator Adaptations cryptic Known Predators snakes Serpentes diurnal raptors Falconiformes small to medium-sized mammalian carnivores Mammalia owls Strigiformes Ecosystem Roles Akodon cursor is a mouse that typically occurs in great abundance in open, dry areas.

Journal of Mammalogy Akodon cursor is a mouse that typically occurs in great abundance in open, dry areas. Young are nursed and cared by their mother for until they are weaned at about 14 days old.

Cursor grass mice breed throughout the year, although most births occur during the dry season between June and September. Akodon montensis is the correct name for populations occurring in Uruguay, southern and eastern Paraguay, southeastern Brazil, and the Misiones and Chaco provinces of Argentina.