Definition of Cactus mouse
1. Noun. Burrowing mouse of desert areas of southwestern United States.
Group relationships: Genus Peromyscus, Peromyscus
Generic synonyms: Wood Mouse
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cactus Mouse
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 ..."