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Pseudomys gracilicaudatus

(Eastern Chestnut Mouse)

FAMILY

Muridae

Species

Pseudomys gracilicaudatus

Common name

Eastern Chestnut Mouse

Main colour; body size

Speckled chestnut; body 11.8 cm

Mature weight

55 g

Scat shape, size

6 x 2 mm often with a tail-like hair

Location

Townsville

Description

This mouse is a speckled chestnut colour above with a grey belly, the tail to 11.5 cm long is dark grey on upper side and light grey on lower side. Commonly found in woodland but rarely seen because it is nocturnal.