General Description

Dense brown fur on upper parts; pale grey fur underneath. Tail shorter than body length. Underside of well-haired tail distinctly lighter in colour than top. Body up to 12 cm, tail up to 10 cm.


Heath Rats shelter in shallow burrows and are sometimes active during the day as well as the night. Females give birth between November and January.


Scattered populations in south-eastern mainland Australia. Widely scattered and localised populations in southern mainland Australia.


Lowland heath, woodlands and sclerophyll forests.

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