One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Australian mouse with elongated hindlimbs and feet for jumping.
Genus Notomys, family Muridae: several species
- ‘Small venomless snakes, lizards, birds, and small animals like hopping mice and rabbits, were abundant in the undergrowth.’
- ‘She described four types of social organisation, with the hopping mouse at one end of the spectrum.’
- ‘A native hopping mouse not seen in New South Wales since the mid 1800s has been found north of Broken Hill in the far west of the State.’
- ‘Spinifex hopping mice live in small social groups with several individuals often sharing a burrow system.’
- ‘The long-tailed hopping mouse was one of the largest and most elegant of Australia's native hopping rodents.’
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