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Australian Rodents

Many people are unaware that Australia has its own rich and diverse fauna of native rodents. Not as many as we had, because these
smaller mammals are over-represented in Australia's appalling record of extinction. The most recent recorded loss was the
Bramble Cay Melomys.
Fawn-footed Melomys, Melomys cervinipes
Fawn-footed Melomys, Melomys cervinipes
Rakali, Hydromy chrysogaster
Rakali, Hydromy chrysogaster
White-tailed Water-rat or Rakali, Hydromys chrysogaster
White-tailed Water-rat or Rakali, Hydromys chrysogaster
White-bellied Water Rat or Rakali
White-bellied Water Rat or Rakali
Rattus tunneyi, Pale Field Rat
Rattus tunneyi, Pale Field Rat
Long-haired Rat, Rattus villosissimus
Long-haired Rat, Rattus villosissimus
Brush-tailed Rabbit-rat, Conilurus penicillatus
Brush-tailed Rabbit-rat, Conilurus penicillatus
Giant White-tailed Rat, Uromys caudimaculatus
Giant White-tailed Rat, Uromys caudimaculatus
Giant White-tailed Rat, Uromys caudimaculatus
Giant White-tailed Rat, Uromys caudimaculatus
Water Mouse, Xeromys myoides
Water Mouse, Xeromys myoides
Common Rock Rat, Zyzomys argurus
Common Rock Rat, Zyzomys argurus
Native Mouse Pseudomys sp.
Native Mouse Pseudomys sp.
Tree Mouse Pogonomys sp.
Tree Mouse Pogonomys sp.
Black-footed Tree Rat Mesembriomys gouldii
Black-footed Tree Rat Mesembriomys gouldii