genus Perognathus


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Noun1.genus Perognathus - pocket micegenus Perognathus - pocket mice        
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Heteromyidae, Heteromyidae - small New World burrowing mouselike rodents with fur-lined cheek pouches and hind limbs and tail adapted to leaping; adapted to desert conditions: pocket mice; kangaroo mice; kangaroo rats
Perognathus flavus, silky pocket mouse - small pale yellowish soft-furred rodent of southwestern United States and Mexico
Perognathus flavescens, plains pocket mouse - small rodent of open areas of United States plains states
hispid pocket mouse, Perognathus hispidus - large stiff-haired rodent of shortgrass prairies of United States
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The North American rodent genus Perognathus occupies the western one-half of North America stretching from Canada to central Mexico (Schmidly et al.
Karyotypes of five species of pocket mice, genus Perognathus (Rodentia: Heteromyidae), and a summary of chromosome data for the genus.
Chaetodipus was elevated to generic status from within the heteromyid genus Perognathus based on morphological and biochemical data (Hafner and Hafner, 1983).