Darling Downs hopping mouse

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Darling Downs hopping mouse

Extinct  (1840s) (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Notomys
Species: N. mordax
Binomial name
Notomys mordax
Thomas, 1922

The Darling Downs hopping mouse (Notomys mordax) is an extinct species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is known from a single skull found at Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia. Introduced predators such as foxes and domestic cats may have forced this species into extinction.


  1. ^ Baillie, J.E.M. (2008). "Notomys mordax". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 January 2009.