Definition of Pocket mouse
1. Noun. Any of various small nocturnal burrowing desert rodents with cheek pouches and long hind legs and tail.
Group relationships: Family Heteromyidae, Heteromyidae
Specialized synonyms: Perognathus Flavus, Silky Pocket Mouse, Perognathus Flavescens, Plains Pocket Mouse, Hispid Pocket Mouse, Perognathus Hispidus, Liomys Irroratus, Mexican Pocket Mouse
Lexicographical Neighbors of Pocket Mouse
Literary usage of Pocket mouse
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Waldo Burgess (1920)
""Midget the Silky pocket mouse is one of the smallest animals in all the Great ... He is called Silky pocket mouse because of the fineness and softness of ..."
2. Ethnozoology of the Tewa Indians by Junius Henderson, John Peabody Harrington (1914)
"Baird's pocket mouse. Reported at Taos by Osgood.3 Perognathus apache Merriam. Apache pocket mouse. * Reported at Española, San Pedro, and Santa Fe, ..."
3. Ethnozoology of the Tewa Indians by Junius Henderson, John Peabody Harrington (1914)
"Baird's pocket mouse. Reported at Taos by Osgood.2 tywi'y. Perognathus apache Merriam. Apache pocket mouse. Reported at Espanola, San Pedro, and Santa Fe, ..."
4. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1905)
"Plains pocket mouse. Found in north-central part of the state. 42. Perognathus hispidus paradoxus ... Kansas pocket mouse. Abundant. Type from Trego county. ..."