Golden Spiny Mouse
Sandy-brown upperparts with spiny hair; white underparts; small, white patches below each eye and behind each ear; black palms, tail, and eyes; tail shorter than body; rounded ears.
Mainly diurnal. Lives in small social groups.
Feeds on seeds, insects, snails, and vegetation.
Well-adapted to desert conditions. Common in rocky, arid areas in Azraq, Jerash, Amman, Madaba, Petra, Aqaba, and the Jordan Valley. Nests in rock crevices.