deer mouse


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deer mouse

n.
A North American mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) having white feet and underparts, and a long, bicolored tail.

deer mouse

n
(Animals) any of various mice of the genus Peromyscus, esp P. maniculatus, of North and Central America, having brownish fur with white underparts: family Cricetidae. See also white-footed mouse
[so named because of its agility]

white′-foot`ed mouse′


n.
any North or Central American mouse of the genus Peromyscus, usu. having white feet and undersides.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deer mouse - brownish New World mousedeer mouse - brownish New World mouse; most widely distributed member of the genus
genus Peromyscus, Peromyscus - New World wood mice
wood mouse - any of various New World woodland mice
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The team has been studying two similar species -the deer mouse and the white-footed mouse - for a decade at McGill University's Gault Nature Reserve in MontAaAaAeA@rAaAaAeA@gie, Can
A darker stripe often runs down the middle of the back, and the tail is not white at the end, compared to that of the deer mouse.
1983) identified a deer mouse assemblage from Southern California united by a set of closely related haplotypes that were distantly related to 47 other haplotypes for P.
To determine the sex of rodent prey in the pellets, we first identified all deer mouse, microtine, and western harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis) innommates.
To some, killing so much as a single deer or a single deer mouse is akin to destroying the ecological diversity of North America.
Environmental investigation of the cabins in the park village detected evidence of deer mouse infestation between the exterior and interior walls of all 91 cabins.
Promiscuity influenced sperm dynamics as well in the two species the researchers examined: the monogamous beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus) and the promiscuous North American deer mouse (P maniculatus).
The presence of active deer mouse infestations within the insulated spaces of the cabins likely increased the risk for SNV exposure for persons staying overnight in these cabins.
There are two distinct versions (different color phases and poses) of each of 11 small mammals that generally live in grasslands, along creeks/ponds, or woodland edges of Midwestern habitats: Eastern Chipmunk, Franklin's Ground Squirrel, Eastern Mole, Plains Pocket Gopher, Thirteen Lined Ground Squirrel, Northern Short Tailed Shrew, Southern Bog Lemming, Meadow Vole, Meadow Jumping Mouse, Deer Mouse, and Northern Grasshopper Mouse.
As I dropped the wood into the box, a deer mouse darted to a safer and quieter spot under the ice chest.