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white-foot·ed mouse

(wīt′fo͝ot′ĭd, hwīt′-)
n.
A small, primarily nocturnal mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) of central and eastern North America, having fur that is reddish brown on the back and white on the belly and feet.

white-footed mouse

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(Animals) any of various mice of the genus Peromyscus, esp P. leucopus, of North and Central America, having brownish fur with white underparts: family Cricetidae. See also deer mouse

white′-foot`ed mouse′


n.
any North or Central American mouse of the genus Peromyscus, usu. having white feet and undersides.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.white-footed mouse - American woodland mouse with white feet and underpartswhite-footed mouse - American woodland mouse with white feet and underparts
genus Peromyscus, Peromyscus - New World wood mice
wood mouse - any of various New World woodland mice
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(1994) conducted a similar study to evaluate the effects on survival of laboratory-bred white-footed mice when released in a deciduous forest habitat located in Illinois.
Short-tailed shrews, white-footed mice, and eastern chipmunks had mean levels of reservoir competence >10% (Figure 1).
Countless millions of their tiny, harmless young began emerging soon after from leaf litter, seeking their first blood meals, mostly from white-footed mice.
Female white-footed mice will mate with multiple males several times within a minute.
(12.) Klee RV, Mahoney AC, Christopher CC, and Barrett GW: Riverine peninsulas: an experimental approach to homing in white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).
[Between 1962 and 1978, Whitaker collected ticks from 54 species of mammals (including deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus), two of the most favored hosts of I.
Lyme disease is one example of a disease linked to forest fragmentation in the eastern United States, with subsequent proliferation of deer and white-footed mice key in the pathogen's life cycle.
Other small mammals taken on the same trapline include; Nelson's pocket mouse (Chaetodipus nelsoni), white-ankled mice (Peromyscus pectoralis) and white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus).
We believe this occurred because densities of white-footed mice across the region were low in 1989.
The solitary-in-summer white-footed mice conserve heat by huddling together in communal nests, as do deer mice, voles and shrews.
The majority were white-footed mice (n = 2515 captures), eastern chipmunks (n = 1886), short-tailed shrews (n = 127) and pine voles (n = 76).
Among them, 1 Ethiopian white-footed mouse (Stenocephalemys albipes) from Golgolnaele and 2 Awash multimammate mice (Mastomys awashensis) from Aroresha were positive for arenavirus RNA; 10 white-footed mice from the 2 highland localities (6 from Golgolnaele, 4 from Mahbere Silassie) were positive for hantavirus RNA.