Ecuadoran spiny pocket mouse
The Ecuadoran spiny pocket mouse (Heteromys teleus) is a species of rodent in the Heteromyidae family. It is endemic to central western Ecuador, where it is found at elevations from sea level to 2000 m on the coastal plain and western slopes of the Andes. The species is nocturnal and lives in dry tropical evergreen forests; it creates well-defined runways, and is often found near streams. It is threatened by deforestation.
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