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Maranoa has or used to have 59 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Dusky Hopping-mouse.

We took care to attach appropriate images that are as close to representative of each species as our resources and the availability of images allowed. However, we could not ensure perfect accuracy in every case. Some images show species that share the same genus but not at the species or subspecies level.

Photo of Dusky Hopping-mouse

Dusky Hopping-mouse

Notomys fuscus

Status: Vulnerable

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) lists threatened species under six categories:
Extinct, Extinct in the wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation dependent. Read more about these categories

Notomys fuscus is found across 3 electorates.

The Dusky Hopping-mouse is an attractive rodent with long, rounded, furless ears and prominent dark eyes. It has light orange, pale brown or grey fur with grey streaks and a white belly. This mouse grows to 11.5 cm long and has a tail to 15.5 cm long that ends in a tuft of dark hairs. It has strong front teeth and extremely long and narrow hind feet that contrast with small front paws. Both the males and females possess well developed throat pouches which are characterised by fleshy margins with stiff white hairs pointing into the centre of the pouch. The average weight of the Dusky Hopping-mouse is 35 g.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Climate change and severe weatherClimate change and severe weather

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases

Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.

Maranoa has or used to have 98 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Dusky Hopping-mouse but they're just as important.

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