Mitchell's Hopping Mouse is a small grey-brown mouse, with whitish underparts. The tail is brown with tuft at end.
Head and body 12cm. Tail 15cm.
Lives in mallee areas. Nocturnal, living in deep burrows during the day, often a metre below surface..
seed, leaves, insects. Sometimes eats roots when food is scarce..
Litter is 3-5 with gestation of about 40 days. The young are weaned after about 35 days.
southern parts of South Australia and north-west parts of Victoria, with a few populations in southern parts of Western Australia.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Mitchell's Hopping Mouse|