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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Akodon cursor Winge Their primary diet consists of small arthropods, especially Hymenopterabeetlesand spiders ; this is supplemented by seeds akodoon Cecropia and other plants.

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Cursor grass mice breed throughout the year, although most births occur curzor the dry season between June and September. It is likely that most mortality occurs during their first year and that they are unlikely to reach their third year.

Populations of Akodon cursor flourish in dry, open areas with little human influence. Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics. Fire and grazing are important in the long-term maintenance of grasslands.

Cursor grass mice are omnivorous. A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest. Gestation lasts for approximately 23 days.


Akodon cursor (montensis) – Cursor Grass Mouse

Chromosomal rearrangements, specification and the theoretical approach. Send correspondence to I. Positive Despite the reputation of rodents to damage crops, this has not been observed in this species.

Occurrence of Akodon cursor Rodentia, Cricetidae with 14, 15 and 16 chromosome cytotypes in the same geographic area in Southern Brazil. It eats leaves, seeds, fruits, and insects such as coleopterans, lepidopterans, dipterans, and leaf litter arthropods Emmons and FeerEisenberg and RedfordFigueiredo and Fernandez Chromosomal polymorphism in Akodon reinhardti Langguth, Rodentia, Aoodon. Savannas are grasslands with scattered individual trees that do not form a closed canopy.

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. Retrieved from ” https: Small mammal inventories in an eastern Brazilian park.

Gentile, ; Akkodon and Eisenberg; Patton and Smith, Habitat Regions tropical terrestrial Terrestrial Biomes savanna or grassland forest scrub forest Range elevation 0 to m 0.

In birds, naked and helpless after hatching. Akodon montensis is distributed through southeastern and central Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and northeastern Argentina Eisenberg and Redford Cytogenetics of the South American Akodon rodents Cricetidae. It is nocturnal and completely terrestrial. Please turn on JavaScript and try again. They have dark to golden brown fur over most of their body, with paler greyish or yellowish underparts.


Akodon cursor

The pelage is soft and full with a reddish brown to olive brown color dorsally, fading to more of a tan on the sides and gradually becoming a reddish tan to gray washed with orange on the venter. Karyotypes of Brazilian Akodont rodents with notes on Taxonomy. This species is susceptible to habitat disturbances and is more habitat-selective Gentile and D’Andrea Diversification in the Genus Akodon Rodentia: Species Evolution – the Role of Chromosome Change. For males, sexual maturity occurs at days old and at 28g.

Akodon cursor occurs from sea level to meters, while Akodon montensis is found above meters Geise and Smith Bulletin of the Florida State MuseumBiological…. Click to expand mobile Site Navigation.

Photograph used with permission of the collector and photographer, Paulo H. The diet of this species, which includes insects, may actually help reduce farm pests and crop damage.