jumping mouse

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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.
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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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jump′ing mouse`


n.
any mouselike rodent of the subfamily Zapodinae, having hind legs modified for jumping.
[1820–30]
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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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Dipodidae: Zapodinae.--The meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius) was captured in all three years of the study.
Dipodidae: Zapodinae (jumping mice).--The meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius) is quite common in grassy fields at Willow Slough.
Family Dipodidae (Zapodinae) (jumping mice) Zapus hudsonius (Zimmermann), I meadow jumping mouse Order Carnivora (canids) Family Canidae (canids) Canis latrans Say, coyote I Urocyon cinereoargenteus I (Schreber), gray fox Vulpes vulpes (Linnaeus), red fox I Family Procyonidae (raccoons and allies) Procyon lotor (Linnaeus), raccoon I Family Mustelidae (weasels, badger, otter) Lutra canadensis (Schrebder), river otter I The river otter became extirpated in 1942, but was reintroduced between 1995 and 1999.