hispid pocket mouse


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Related to hispid pocket mouse: plains pocket mouse, silky pocket mouse
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Noun1.hispid pocket mouse - large stiff-haired rodent of shortgrass prairies of United States
pocket mouse - any of various small nocturnal burrowing desert rodents with cheek pouches and long hind legs and tail
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maniculatus), hispid pocket mouse (Chaetodipus hispidus), fulvous harvest mouse (R.
Species with fewer than 10 individuals captured included the prairie vote (9), least shrew (Cryptotis parva; 3), hispid pocket mouse (Chaetodipus hispidus; 2), southern bog lemming (Synaptomys cooped; 2), and thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Spermophilus tridecemlineatus; 1).
Four species, cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus; n=100), western harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis; n=173), hispid pocket mouse (Chaetodipus hispidus; n=28), and deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus; n=41) were captured in sufficient numbers for statistical comparison.
Four species (Sigmodon hispidus = hispid cotton rat, Tamias minimus = least chipmunk, Chaetodipus hispidus = hispid pocket mouse, and Perognathus flavus = silky pocket mouse) with fewer than five expected dual captures but one or more observed dual captures were not evaluated further.
In descending order of abundance, the North American deermouse was the most common species with 211 individuals and 480 captures, followed by the white-footed deermouse (62 individuals and 122 captures), prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster; 19 and 28), western harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis; 15 and 23), hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus; 6 and 8), thirteen-lined ground squirrel (Spermophilus tri decemlineatus; 3 and 5), eastern woodrat (Neotoma floridana; 2 and 4), and hispid pocket mouse (Chaetodipus hispidus, 1 and 2).
Chaetodipus hispidus, the hispid pocket mouse, is most common in situations with friable, sandy substrate that permits digging.