genus Peromyscus


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Noun1.genus Peromyscus - New World wood micegenus Peromyscus - New World wood mice      
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Cricetidae, family Cricetidae - mostly small New World rodents including New World mice and lemmings and voles and hamsters
Peromyscus leucopus, vesper mouse, white-footed mouse - American woodland mouse with white feet and underparts
deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus - brownish New World mouse; most widely distributed member of the genus
cactus mouse, Peromyscus eremicus - burrowing mouse of desert areas of southwestern United States
cotton mouse, Peromyscus gossypinus - large dark mouse of southeastern United States
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Whitaker (1968) suggested the predominantly vegetarian diet of rodents in the genus Peromyscus explains the relatively small number of parasitic helminths.
Genus Peromyscus Gloger, 1841 (Deer and White-footed Mice)
Mice of the genus Peromyscus are among the most abundant of small mammals in woodland settings.
The discovery of Bear Canyon virus is the first unequivocal evidence that the virus family Arenavindae is naturally associated with the rodent genus Peromyscus and that a Tacaribe serocomplex virus occurs in California.
As any Michigan cottage dweller knows, the genus Peromyscus is well represented in the woodsy northern portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.