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Title

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

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J. Sean Doody

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Date Issued

September 2015

Date Available

September 2015

ISSN

0310-0049

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 324 km from the nearest confirmed record.

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Language

en_US

Publisher

CSIRO PUBLISHING

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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