Fawn Hopping Mouse (Notomys cervinus)
…a species of murid rodent that is native to Australia where it occurs in the Lake Erye basin, in north-east South Australia and south-west Queensland. Fawn hopping mice typically inhabit gibber plains and claypans, usually with chenopods and other short-lived plants. Notomys cervinus are active at night and live in small family groups. They will venture out of their burrows at night and will feed on seeds, vegetation and insects. Like other Notomys sp. N. cervinus does not need to drink water and instead it has the ability to turn carbohydrates from seeds into water. True to their common name when travelling fawn hopping mice will hop on their hind feet.
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