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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To some, killing so much as a single deer or a single deer mouse is akin to destroying the ecological diversity of North America.
A study of the parasitism of the deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus, in the Bonneville Basin of utah and its role in parasite distribution.
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.
The prairie deer mouse is the only small mammal in Indiana that occurs in increased numbers in areas with decreased vegetative cover.
In the wide scheme of things, these behavioural deficits could, in the long term, undermine the ability of a species such as the deer mouse to reproduce in the wild.
The white-footed deer mouse (Peromyscus leucopus), a host for the agents of Lyme disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and HPS, has extended its range northward in Wisconsin (Long 1996) and Minnesota (Jannett et al.
coli O157:H7 was present in samples from two cowbirds, a pair of coyotes, five crows, one deer mouse, and 10 feral pigs.
Poppy, a deer mouse, mourns the loss of someone close to her and decides she wants to be alone.
Wild-strain house mice were, at birth, cross-fostered onto house-mouse (Mus), deer mouse (Peromyscus) or rat (Rattus) nursing mothers.