Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

These small native mice are common throughout the park, although they spend most of the day sheltering from the desert heat.

They are usually seen at night, jumping through open areas with their body almost horizontal.

Spinifex hopping mice eat a variety of seeds, roots, shoots and small invertebrates. They build deep burrows lined with twigs and leaves, and their population varies hugely with the levels of rainfall in the park.

Scientific name

Notomys alexis

Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara name