Silky mouse

Silky mouse

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Species : Pseudomys apodemoides


The Silky mouse is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the silky mouse
A young / baby of a silky mouse is called a 'pinkie, kitten or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A silky mouse group is called a 'nest, colony, harvest, horde or mischief'.

Facts about the silky mouse

The silky mouse (Pseudomys apodemoides) is listed as ENDANGERED on the schedules of the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act.

The Silky Mouse is still widespread in the larger areas of natural vegetation North of

[2] The native mammals of the area have been little studied, however the Silky Mouse (Pseudomys apodemoides) is present.

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