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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.

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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n.
any mouselike rodent of the subfamily Zapodinae, having hind legs modified for jumping.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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His dissertation was on the life history and ecto-parasites of the meadow jumping mouse. While Hamilton had advised him to avoid studying ectoparasites, which are difficult to identify, John naturally took this as a challenge and ultimately made it a focus of his life's work.
We examined the relationships between and within 2 species of jumping mice, Zapus trinotatus (Pacific Jumping Mouse) and Z.
To avoid potential impact on the endangered Preble's jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonicus preblei), all captured jumping mice were identified to species and then released immediately without being marked.
There are two distinct versions (different color phases and poses) of each of 11 small mammals that generally live in grasslands, along creeks/ponds, or woodland edges of Midwestern habitats: Eastern Chipmunk, Franklin's Ground Squirrel, Eastern Mole, Plains Pocket Gopher, Thirteen Lined Ground Squirrel, Northern Short Tailed Shrew, Southern Bog Lemming, Meadow Vole, Meadow Jumping Mouse, Deer Mouse, and Northern Grasshopper Mouse.
From a series titled 'Folktales from Around the World', "The Story of Jumping Mouse: A Native American Folktale" retold by Amanda St.
Chipmunks live in burrows and winter over by going into deep sleep, not hibernation, for weeks at a time, waking up and eating stored food in their homes," she said, adding that only three mammals truly hibernate - the meadow jumping mouse, woodchucks and some bats.
Jumping Mouse is a remarkable tale, originally from the Native American oral tradition, retold by Brian Patten in a style which is, at the same time, simple and profound.
The celebrations continue on Monday with two performances - at noon and 3.30pm - of Unpacked Theatre's new high-octane show Jumping Mouse, a Native American folk tale.
The wonderfully weird and witty characters include Mr Bobinsky (Ian McShane), who's been training a jumping mouse circus, and ageing actresses Miss Spink (Jennifer Saunders) and Miss Forcible (Dawn French), who put on a trapeze act.
The wonderfully weird and witty characters include Mr Bobinsky (Ian Mc- Shane), who's been training a jumping mouse circus, and ageing actresses Miss Spink (Jennifer Saunders) and Miss Forcible (Dawn French), who put on a trapeze act.
We also captured 123 Blarina carolinensis (southern short-tailed shrews), 12 house mice, 10 Microtus pinetorum (pine voles), 5 Oryzomys palustris (rice rats), 4 Microtus ochrogaster (prairie voles) and 1 Zapus hudsonius (meadow jumping mouse).