Pseudomys sp. ‘Basalt Plains’

Basalt Plains Mouse (Pseudomys sp.)

The The Basalt Plains Mouse has not been formally described yet, despite the fact that this species is known from hundreds of subfossil remains that have been recovered from Arboriginal middens and owl-roost deposits.

The species inhabited the tussock grassland on the basalt plains of western Victoria, Australia, it probably survived into the 19th century but disappeared when its habitat was destroyed due to sheep farming.


edited: 07.05.2019