Northern hopping-mouse, Notomys aquilo
Threatened Species Day fact sheet
Commonwealth: Vulnerable (Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999)
Northern Territory: Vulnerable (Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 2000)
Queensland: Vulnerable (Nature Conservation Act 1992)
What does it look like?
The northern hopping-mouse (Notomys aquilo) is a small, native Australian rodent, with large ears and eyes. It has sandy brown fur on top and white fur below, a body length of up to 11 centimetres long, and weighs a tiny 2550 grams. The northern hopping-mouse is similar to other native mice but with very long narrow feet, and a very long tail - up to 17 centimetres - with a tuft of fur at the end. As the name suggests, it hops across the ground, similar to a kangaroo.
- Woinarski, JCA 2006, Threatened Species of the Northern Territory Fact Sheet Series, Northern Hopping-mouse, Notomys aquilo
- Woinarski, JCZ 2004 National Multi-species Recovery Plan for the Carpentarian Antechinus Pseudantechinus mimulus, Butler's Dunnart Sminthopsis butleri and Northern Hopping-mouse Notomys aquilo, 2004 - 2009. Northern Territory Department of Infrastructure Planning and Environment, Darwin
- Australian Government, Department of Environment and Heritage, Indigenous Protected Areas Fact Sheet