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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The genus Peromyscus comprises over 50 species of native small mammals with a composite distribution spanning virtually all of North America.
Though the once-continuous forests of northern Michigan are now broken into patches separated primarily by agricultural fields, mice in the genus Peromyscus have repeatedly been shown to migrate well across fragmented landscapes (Mossman and Waser, 2001) and to maintain substantial gene flow between populations in patchy environments (e.
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.
Mitochondrial-DNA phylogeny of species of the boylii and truei groups of the genus Peromyscus.
Arthropods are usually an important component of the Peromyscus leucopus diet in the northern hardwood and oak-pine forests of the northcentral and northeastern United States, but acorns will make up a major part of the diet of mice of the genus Peromyscus when this mast is available (Osffeld et al.
In fact, the genus Peromyscus appears to be entirely absent from this locality.
Fluctuations in populations of small mammals are common (Linzey and Kesner, 1991; Allen and Otis, 1998); however, the genus Peromyscus exhibits characteristically less variation in size of populations than some other species of small mammals, such as Microtus pennsylvanicus (meadow vole) and Reithrodontomys megalotis (western harvest mouse; Lackey et al.