|Scientific Name:||Pseudomys auritus Thomas, 1910|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Medlin, G.C. 2008. Long-eared Mouse, Pseudomys auritus. In: S. Van Dyck and R. Strahan (eds), The Mammals of Australia. Third Edition, pp. 615-616. Reed New Holland, Sydney, Australia.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||No subspecies are recognized.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Burbidge, A.A. & Woinarski, J.|
Pseudomys auritus is listed as Extinct as it is only described from specimens collected in the 1800s and it has not been seen or collected since.
The Long-eared Mouse was previously distributed from Kangaroo Island and the Coorong through south-eastern South Australia to the basalt plains of south-western Victoria (Medlin 2008).
Regionally extinct:Australia (South Australia, Victoria)
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|Population:||The species is extinct.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The Long-eared Mouse was the largest of all known Pseudomys (with the exception of a subfossil Pseudomys from the southern Kimberley: Start et al. 2012); large rodents (those within the ‘critical weight range’) have become extinct or seriously declined disproportionately compared with smaller species. Areas in which it occurred had a mean annual rainfall of between 470 and 800 mm, and the vegetation included open heath, dense mallee, open scrub, and open woodland and forest with a dense understorey (Medlin 2008).|
|Major Threat(s):||Extinction likely due to a combination of predation by feral cats, land clearance and overgrazing by livestock.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species is extinct.|
|Citation:||Burbidge, A.A. & Woinarski, J. 2016. Pseudomys auritus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T75927882A75927900.Downloaded on 20 January 2018.|
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