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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Communication Channels visual tactile acoustic chemical Perception Channels visual tactile acoustic chemical Food Habits Stomach samples from this species have indicated a diverse diet ranging from plant material and seeds to adult and larval coleopterans, lepidopterans, and dipterans.

Most births usually occur in dry periods but reproductive patterns are not distinct. Redford and Eisenberg Average number of offspring 3 Average gestation period 23 days Average weaning age 14 days Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity female 42 days Range age at sexual or reproductive maturity male 32 to 37 days Young are nursed and cared by their mother for until they are weaned at about 14 days old.

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Journal of Mammalogy During the rainy season habitat is lost to flooding and scarcity of litter and understory. The karyotype of Akodon cursor initially identified as A.

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Walker’s Mammals of the World. Any significant difference between the movement patterns of males and females has not been observed.


The ears are rounded and small, and the muzzle is pointed with fine, short whiskers, which do not reach the tips of the ears Emmons and Feer It is nocturnal and completely terrestrial. Although distributional, chromosomal, morphologic, and molecular evidence support the species status, confusion remains because these two taxonomic entities are difficult to distinguish by external or cranial characteristics.

Iteroparous animals must, by curxor, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes.

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This akidon is an omnivore with a diverse diet. Sex ratio of males to females is typically 1: Redford and EisenbergPrimary Curxor omnivore Animal Foods insects Plant Foods leaves seeds, grains, and nuts Predation Akodon cursor blends well with it’s environment and utilizes ground cover and brush to hide from predators. This species is susceptible to habitat disturbances and is more habitat-selective Akodin and D’Andrea Instead, they can most readily be distinguished by the presence of a gall bladder in A.

Chromosomal rearrangements, specification and the theoretical approach. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Despite the reputation of rodents to damage crops, this has not been observed in this species. Cytogenetics of the South American akodont rodents Cricetidae. Adult akodln weigh around 45g and adult females can weigh greater than 40g. It looks like your browser does not have JavaScript enabled. For females, sexual maturity is delayed to around 42 days or at a weight of 30g.

One way to distinguish the two is that Akodon cursor has a gall bladder, whereas Akodon montensis does not. Retrieved 9 February Curitiba, 31 de janeiro a 05 de fevereiro depp. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.


Akodon cursor (montensis) – Cursor Grass Mouse

Views Read Edit View history. Accessed December 31, at https: It is likely that most mortality occurs during their first year and that they are unlikely to reach their third year.

Bulletin of the Florida State MuseumBiological…. Gentile, ; Redford and Eisenberg; Patton and Smith, Habitat Regions tropical terrestrial Terrestrial Biomes savanna or grassland forest scrub forest Range elevation 0 to m 0. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. Freeman and Company, San Francisco, pp.

A colchicine hypotonic citrate squash sequence for mammalian chromosomes. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp.

Cursor grass mouse

Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Constitutive heterochromatin, G-bands and Robertsonian rearrangements in the chromosomes of Akodon molinae Rodentia, Cricetidae.

Behavior Akodon cursor can be territorial. Amodon pelage is soft and full. Cursor grass mice breed throughout the year, although most births occur during the dry season between June and September. A second way to tell them apart is by their karyotype.

It is likely that olfactory cues are important in communicating territories and reproductive activity. Akodon cursor Winge Cursor Grass Mouse Conservation status. The feet are tan and the tail is sparsely haired and somewhat bi-colored.

This species occupies a range from southeastern and central Brazil through Uruguay, Paraguay, and northeastern Argentina.

Nucleolar organizer regions in Akodon arviculoides Cricetidae, Rodentia: Population dynamics of small rodents in a grassland among fragments of Atlantic Forest in southern Brazil.