Plains mouse

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Plains mouse

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


The Plains mouse is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Adult weight : 0.065 kg (0.143 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 8 years

Female maturity :145 days

Male maturity : 180 days

Gestation : 31 days

Weaning : 26 days

Litter size : 3

Weight at birth : 0.004 kg (0.0088 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.013 kg (0.0286 lbs)

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Facts about the plains mouse

The Plains Mouse (Photograph: H & J Beste)The plains mouse is rarely found in the wild; however this mouse is bred in captivity. (Full text)

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