A mainly nocturnal mouse found in a wide range of habitats in North and Central America.
- Genus Peromyscus, family Muridae: numerous species, in particular P. maniculatus
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of deer mouse in:
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