cotton mouse

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Noun1.cotton mouse - large dark mouse of southeastern United States
genus Peromyscus, Peromyscus - New World wood mice
wood mouse - any of various New World woodland mice
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fontinella are probably the cotton mouse, Peromyscus gossypinus (Leconte), golden mouse, Ochrotomys nuttalli (Harlan) and Florida mouse, Podomys floridanus (Chapman) (Pearson 1954; Layne 1963; Bigler & Jenkins 1975).
Four additional listed species are at risk in this Florida Keys' module: Key Largo Woodrats, the Key Largo cotton mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus allapticola), American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus), and nesting white-crowned pigeons (Columba leucocephala).
The cotton mouse, Peromyscus gossypinus, is known to inhabit undisturbed riparian woodlands and swamps of the southeastern coastal plain.