Hastings River mouse

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Hastings River mouse

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

 

The Hastings river mouse is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

Facts about the Hastings River mouse

Identification: The Hastings River mouse is brownish-grey above and buff to greyish-shjite below.

nsf/Content/Hastings+River+mouse+endangered+species+listing NPWS - Hastings River mouse - endangered species listing: Hastings River mouse - endangered species listing The Hastings River mouse (Pseudomys oralis) is listed as ENDANGERED on the schedules .

The endangered Hastings River mouse is known to inhabit open eucalypt forest in Washpool National Park.

The Hastings River mouse (Pseudomys oralis) is listed as ENDANGERED on the schedules of the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act.

The Hastings River Mouse is suspected to be at risk from feral predators such as cats and foxes, as well as changes in land use which reduce its habitat.

The Hastings River Mouse (Pseudomys oralis) is a threatened endemic Australian rodent found in forests on the central eastern seaboard, and which was only re-discovered in 1969 having been presumed extinct for 130 years. (Full text)

The hastings river mouse is easily handled by humans suggesting possible domesticity of this animal. (Full text)

The Hastings River Mouse is specifically protected under the Threatened Species Licence held by State Forests and incorporated into the IFOA. (Full text)

The nationally endangered Hastings River Mouse is one of the most poorly reserved of those species most in need of reservation. (Full text)

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