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A significant south-western range extension for the desert mouse (Pseudomys desertor) in Western Australia

Ellis, R.J., Spencer, P.B.S., Doody, J.S. and Parkin, T. (2016) A significant south-western range extension for the desert mouse (Pseudomys desertor) in Western Australia. Australian Mammalogy, 38 (1). pp. 120-123.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AM14041
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Abstract

The desert mouse (Pseudomys desertor) is one of the most common and widespread native rodent species across arid and semiarid Australia. The species occurs in a variety of habitats and like many arid-zone rodents, its distribution and abundance is known to fluctuate with environmental conditions. Following the capture of a suspected specimen of P. desertor outside the current known range of the species, we used molecular-based methods to confirm the specimen's identification as P. desertor. This note presents a record of the species north of Dalwallinu, Western Australia, which represents a significant range extension for the species of 324km from the nearest confirmed record.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Australian Mammal Society Inc.
Copyright: © Australian Mammal Society 2016.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/30298
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