Definition of Cactus mouse

1. Noun. Burrowing mouse of desert areas of southwestern United States.

Exact synonyms: Peromyscus Eremicus
Group relationships: Genus Peromyscus, Peromyscus
Generic synonyms: Wood Mouse



Lexicographical Neighbors of Cactus Mouse

cacothymias
cacoxene
cacoxenite
cacozelia
cactaceous
cacti
cactiform
cactinomycin
cactoid
cactoids
cactus
cactus cat
cactus cats
cactus euphorbia
cactus family
cactus mouse (current term)
cactus wren
cactuses
cactuslike
cactusy
cacumate
cacumated
cacumates
cacumating
cacumen
cacumina
cacuminal
cacuminals
cacuminate
cacuminous

Literary usage of Cactus mouse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hantaviruses: Emerging Viral Diseases edited by J. S. Mackenzie (1999)
"The cactus mouse (P. eremicus) was the most common Peromyscus species captured ... One cactus mouse and three white-footed mice were also antibody positive. ..."

2. The California Spotted Owl: A Technical Assessment of Its Current Status. by Jared Verner (1992)
"Because of its marginal occurrence with the California spotted owl, we do not include the cactus mouse in this review. Brush Mouse Brush mice range ..."

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