Shark Bay mouse

Shark Bay mouse

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

 

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

Facts about the Shark Bay mouse

Pseudomys praeconis is included in the synonymy of P.

Scientific evidence shows the Djoongari, or Shark Bay Mouse, is the same species as the Alice Springs Mouse which has not been sighted in Central Australia since 1895.

The Shark Bay MouseThe shark bay mouse is also known as the Alice Springs mouse and the djoongari. (Full text)

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