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.
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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.|
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