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harvest mouse

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1. (Animals) a very small reddish-brown Eurasian mouse, Micromys minutus, inhabiting cornfields, hedgerows, etc, and feeding on grain and seeds: family Muridae
2. (Animals) American harvest mouse any small greyish mouse of the American genus Reithrodontomys: family Cricetidae
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Noun1.harvest mouse - any of several small greyish New World mice inhabiting e.g. grain fieldsharvest mouse - any of several small greyish New World mice inhabiting e.g. grain fields
New World mouse - a variety of rodent
genus Reithrodontomys, Reithrodontomys - New World harvest mice
2.harvest mouse - small reddish-brown Eurasian mouse inhabiting e.g. cornfieldsharvest mouse - small reddish-brown Eurasian mouse inhabiting e.g. cornfields
mouse - any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
genus Micromyx, Micromyx - Old World harvest mice
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harvest mouse

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Phillip said : "We wanted to ensure the harvest mice had a good chance of survival by providing the kind of habitat they need to live and breed."
MORE than 100 harvest mice have been released into the countryside as part of a breeding programme aimed at safeguarding the future of one of Britain's smallest mammals.
MORE than 100 harvest mice were being released into the countryside today as part of a breeding programme aimed at safeguarding the future of one of Britain's smallest mammals.
(a) A = adult (deer mouse 18 g; western harvest mice 9 g; hispid cotton rats 125 g; least chipmunks 30 g; hispid pocket mice 50 g; silky pocket mice 7 g.
Western harvest mice (Reithrodontomys megalotis), prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster), house mice (Mus musculus), plains harvest mice (R.
Although plains harvest mice are trapped rarely on the Edwards Plateau and in the Big Bend area of western Texas, they have been reported from several scattered localities (Davis, 1974; Jones, et al., 1993).
Harvest mice are the UK's smallest rodent and are mainly found in southern regions of the UK.
eremicus), house mice (Mus musculus), voles (Microtus and Lagurus), hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus), grasshopper mice (Onychomys), and harvest mice (Reithrodontomys, Thomsen, 1971; Marti, 1974; Conroy and Chesemore, 1987; Green et al., 1993; Rodriguez-Estrella, 1997).
ONCE common UK animals, including hedgehogs, house sparrows and harvest mice, will be prioritised for conservation in a list of species needing protection which will be approved by the Government today.
ONCE-COMMON UK animals including hedgehogs, house sparrows and harvest mice are prioritised by the Government today for conservation efforts.
On the Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, the three common seed-eating rodents, deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus), western harvest mice (Reithrodontomys megalotis) and white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus), differ in size and behavior.
-- This species is "the rarest of the harvest mice occurring in the Trans-Pecos" according to Schmidly (1977:99).