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.
This week, we observe the minuscule grasshopper mouse of North America's Sonoran desert.
Caption: An Arizona bark scorpion makes a tasty meal for the carnivorous southern grasshopper mouse.
There are two distinct versions (different color phases and poses) of each of 11 small mammals that generally live in grasslands, along creeks/ponds, or woodland edges of Midwestern habitats: Eastern Chipmunk, Franklin's Ground Squirrel, Eastern Mole, Plains Pocket Gopher, Thirteen Lined Ground Squirrel, Northern Short Tailed Shrew, Southern Bog Lemming, Meadow Vole, Meadow Jumping Mouse, Deer Mouse, and Northern Grasshopper Mouse.
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.
Olfactorily mediated attack suppression in the southern grasshopper mouse toward an unpalatable prey.
Studies were conducted to assess the effects of early exposure to food-borne olfactory cues and subsequent searching behavior and odor preferences in adult males of the grasshopper mouse, Onychomys arenicola.
The grasshopper mouse, with its strange calls and appetite for meat, is no ordinary rodent