This adorable mouse was considered extinct for over 100 years — until we found it hiding in plain sight
The Gould’s mouse once thought to be extinct has been found alive. Bioplatforms Australia supported genetic infrastructure that researchers used to figure out the mouse still existed. The last verified time it was seen alive was in 1857 in Victoria, NSW. It turns out it was alive all long.
Djoongari type specimen held in the Museum, also known as Gould's field mouse (Pseudomys gouldii). Image by C.Ching courtesy of the Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London. Re-used under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY 4.0).
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