Definition of deer mouse in English:

deer mouse

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  • A mainly nocturnal mouse found in a wide range of habitats in North and Central America.
    • Genus Peromyscus, family Muridae: numerous species
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    • Some rodents, especially the deer mouse, rice rat, white-footed mouse and cotton rat, may carry hantaviruses.
    • To see if this was a general trend of laboratory domestication or was something specific to the house mouse, she investigated a second species, the deer mouse.
    • In half of the 20 trials, a yellow pine chipmunk was the initial cacher and in half a deer mouse was the initial cacher.

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