Plains rat

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Plains rat
Pseudomys australis 01 Pengo.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Pseudomys
Species: P. australis
Binomial name
Pseudomys australis
Gray, 1832

The plains rat, or plains mouse, or eastern mouse, or palyoora (Pseudomys australis), is a threatened rodent species native to inland Australia.[1]


Plains rats can be kept in captivity in New South Wales by purchasing a licence from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

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  1. ^ Ellis, M. (1995). A discussion of the large extinct rodents of Mootwingee National Park, western New South Wales. Australian Zoologist. 30:1-4.