Pilliga mouse

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Original source: flickr: Pilliga Forest: Threatened Pilliga Mouse
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Pilliga mouse

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


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

Facts about the Pilliga mouse

The Pilliga mouse (Pseudomys pilligaensis) is listed as VULNERABLE on the schedules of the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act.

The Pilliga Mouse is no stranger to such danger and may even turn it to its advantage.

The Pilliga mouse is on the vulnerable species list.

They are elusive, and until the reasons for their limited distribution and numbers are determined, the Pilliga mouse is on the vulnerable

Owls and foxes are the only known predators to this species, after a fire the pilliga mouse is even more vulnerable due to a lack of shelter. (Full text)

And the fact remains that the Pilliga mouse is confined to a relatively small area. (Full text)

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