Desert mouse

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Desert mouse
Taxidermied desert mouse with attached labels
Pseudomys desertor Troughton. Type: holotype. Australian Museum.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Pseudomys
Species: P. desertor
Binomial name
Pseudomys desertor
Troughton, 1932

The desert mouse (Pseudomys desertor) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Australia.


  • Baillie, J. 1996. Pseudomys desertor. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.