grasshopper mouse


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Noun1.grasshopper mouse - insectivorous mouse of western North America
genus Onychomys, Onychomys - grasshopper mice
field mouse, vole - any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows
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Hidden Kingdoms Series that looks closely at the world of small creatures like the elephant shrew and grasshopper mouse, which can see off venomous scorpions.
Montanus; medium = North American deermouse Peromyscus maniculatus, hispid pocket mouse Chaetodipus hispidus, northern grasshopper mouse Onychomys leucogaster, house mouse Mus musculus, Ord's kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii); large = hispid cotton rat Sigmodon hispidus, thirteen-lined ground squirrel Spermophilus tridecemlineatus, southern plains woodrat Neotoma micropus) and analyzed number of crossings for each size of animal.
Seasonal changes in space use patterns in the southern grasshopper mouse, Onychomys torridus.
Invertebrates, which compose a significant portion of diet of the northern grasshopper mouse (Flake, 1973; Davis and Schmidly, 1994), also were more abundant in colonies of prairie dogs.