Definition of hopping mouse in English:

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hopping mouse

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

An Australian mouse with elongated hindlimbs and feet for jumping.
  • Genus Notomys, family Muridae: several species
Example sentences
  • Small venomless snakes, lizards, birds, and small animals like hopping mice and rabbits, were abundant in the undergrowth.
  • She described four types of social organisation, with the hopping mouse at one end of the spectrum.
  • Spinifex hopping mice live in small social groups with several individuals often sharing a burrow system.
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