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Notomys amplus Brazenor

Short-tailed Hopping Mouse (Notomys amplus)

The Short-tailed Hopping Mouse was described in 1936 based on two female specimens that were collected already in 1896; it inhabited open, stony plains with a vegetation dominated by grasses and low shrubs in the vicinity of the town of Alice Springs in central Australia.

The species apparently disappeared due to predation by introduces cats and foxes, combined with habitat destruction.


Photo: David Staples;
Museums Victoria Collections
accessed 12 August 2022



edited: 11.08.2022