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Related to pocket mouse: kangaroo rat
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.
(Animals) any small mouselike rodent with cheek pouches, of the genus Perognathus, of desert regions of W North America: family Heteromyidae
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.
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|Noun||1.||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