cactus mouse

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Related to cactus mouse: Peromyscus eremicus
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Noun1.cactus mouse - burrowing mouse of desert areas of southwestern United States
genus Peromyscus, Peromyscus - New World wood mice
wood mouse - any of various New World woodland mice
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The New York-based 14-year-old was in the UK to talk about her new animated comedy, Rango, in which she voices a cactus mouse called Priscilla.
The desert pocket mouse, Merriam's kangaroo rat, the cactus mouse (Peromyscus eremicus), the deer mouse, and the southern plains woodrat (Neotoma micropus) also were taken at these localities.
Previous studies of wild rodents in coastal southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura Counties) showed antibody to an arenavirus in dusky-footed and desert woodrats, a brush mouse, California mice, a cactus mouse, deer mice, and western harvest mice (3,9).