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jumping mouse

n.
Any of various small Asian and North American rodents of the subfamily Zapodinae, having a very long tail and long hind legs.

jumping mouse

n
(Animals) any long-tailed small mouselike rodent of the family Zapodidae, of North America, E Asia, and N and E Europe, having long hind legs specialized for leaping

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n.
any mouselike rodent of the subfamily Zapodinae, having hind legs modified for jumping.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jumping mouse - any of several primitive mouselike rodents with long hind legs and no cheek pouchesjumping mouse - any of several primitive mouselike rodents with long hind legs and no cheek pouches; of woodlands of Eurasia and North America
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
family Zapodidae, Zapodidae - jumping mice
meadow jumping mouse, Zapus hudsonius - widely distributed in northeastern and central United States and Canada
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Strip federal protections for iconic American wildlife including the gray wolf, the Mexican gray wolf, the sage-grouse and the Prebles meadow jumping mouse.
Key words: Cascade Range, jumping mouse, phylogeography, species range, Zapus princeps, Zapus trinotatus
To avoid potential impact on the endangered Preble's jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonicus preblei), all captured jumping mice were identified to species and then released immediately without being marked.
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.
Species taken at Willow Slough and Newport but not at Goose Pond were the masked shrew Sorex cinereus, the western harvest mouse Reithrodontomys megalotis, and the meadow jumping mouse Zapus hudsonius.
Chipmunks live in burrows and winter over by going into deep sleep, not hibernation, for weeks at a time, waking up and eating stored food in their homes," she said, adding that only three mammals truly hibernate - the meadow jumping mouse, woodchucks and some bats.
Jumping Mouse is a remarkable tale, originally from the Native American oral tradition, retold by Brian Patten in a style which is, at the same time, simple and profound.
30pm - of Unpacked Theatre's new high-octane show Jumping Mouse, a Native American folk tale.
The wonderfully weird and witty characters include Mr Bobinsky (Ian McShane), who's been training a jumping mouse circus, and ageing actresses Miss Spink (Jennifer Saunders) and Miss Forcible (Dawn French), who put on a trapeze act.
The wonderfully weird and witty characters include Mr Bobinsky (Ian Mc- Shane), who's been training a jumping mouse circus, and ageing actresses Miss Spink (Jennifer Saunders) and Miss Forcible (Dawn French), who put on a trapeze act.
A study by environmental researchers Amara Brook, Michaela Zint, and Raymond de Young published in Conservation Biology looked at landowner responses to the listing of the endangered Preble's Meadow jumping mouse, a small, nocturnal rodent native to parts of Wyoming and Colorado.
Extensive human development and rapid habitat degradation of riparian ecosystems along the eastern plains-foothills interface of Colorado and southeastern Wyoming (Compton and Hugie, 1993; Ryon, 1997; Hafner, 1997; Shenk, 1998) resulted in the threatened status under the Endangered Species Act (United States Department of the Interior, 1998) of the Preble's meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei) in 1998.