Ash-grey mouse

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Ash-grey mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Pseudomys
Species: P. albocinereus
Binomial name
Pseudomys albocinereus
(Gould, 1845)

The ash-grey mouse (Pseudomys albocinereus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Australia.

The preferred habitat of the mouse are areas of low heathland or scrubland with sandy soils.[2] These mice are well adapted to the desert environment; they are nocturnal and fossorial, have plugged entrances to burrows and huddle in groups to decrease evaporation rates.[3] Females give birth to litters of between two and six young after a gestation period of between 37 and 38 days.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, K.; Friend, T. & Burbidge, A. (2008). "Pseudomys albocinereus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 10 October 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Pseudomys albocinereus - Ash-gray Pseudomys". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  3. ^ R. A. Perry & D. W. Goodall (1979). Arid Land Ecosystems: Volume 1: Structure, Functioning and Management. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521218429.