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pocket mouse

n.
Any of various small nocturnal burrowing rodents of the genera Perognathus and Chaetodipus, found from western North America to northern South America and having fur-lined external cheek pouches, small ears, and a long tail.

pocket mouse

n
(Animals) any small mouselike rodent with cheek pouches, of the genus Perognathus, of desert regions of W North America: family Heteromyidae

pock′et mouse`


n.
any burrowing rodent of the family Heteromyidae, esp. of the genus Perognathus, of arid regions of W North America, having fur-lined cheek pouches and a long tail.
[1880–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pocket mouse - any of various small nocturnal burrowing desert rodents with cheek pouches and long hind legs and tail
pocket rat - any of various rodents with cheek pouches
family Heteromyidae, Heteromyidae - small New World burrowing mouselike rodents with fur-lined cheek pouches and hind limbs and tail adapted to leaping; adapted to desert conditions: pocket mice; kangaroo mice; kangaroo rats
Perognathus flavus, silky pocket mouse - small pale yellowish soft-furred rodent of southwestern United States and Mexico
Perognathus flavescens, plains pocket mouse - small rodent of open areas of United States plains states
hispid pocket mouse, Perognathus hispidus - large stiff-haired rodent of shortgrass prairies of United States
Liomys irroratus, Mexican pocket mouse - large pocket mouse of Mexico
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Severinghaus and Goran (1982) noted 13 species of mammals including eight species of ground-dwelling rodents in the far-southern Grand Prairie of Coryell and Bell counties: fox squirrel (Sciurus niger), silky pocket mouse (Perognathus flavus), fulvous harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys fulvescens), plains harvest mouse (R.
For many, it's a surprising contrast, with troops preparing for war, yet taking precautions to not disturb animals such as the red-cockaded woodpecker and thumb-size Pacific pocket mouse.
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A new species of Vexillata (Nemata: Ornithostrongylidae) from the coarse-haired pocket mouse Chaetodipus hispidus in New Mexico.
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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).
Mexican spiny pocket mouse, white-footed mouse [Peromyscus leucopus] and hispid cotton rat [Sigmodon hispidus]) that were recaptured frequently enough to permit calculation of the Mean Maximum Distance Moved (MMDM).
DESPITE ITS RATHER GRAND NAME, THE GREAT BASIN POCKET MOUSE IS THE KIND OF ANIMAL YOU PROBABLY WOULDN'T GIVE A SECOND GLANCE.