harvest mouse

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harvest mouse

1. a very small reddish-brown Eurasian mouse, Micromys minutus, inhabiting cornfields, hedgerows, etc., and feeding on grain and seeds: family Muridae
2. American harvest mouse. any small greyish mouse of the American genus Reithrodontomys: family Cricetidae
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1993: Body fat of mice, Apodemus speciosus, Mus musculus and Micromys minutus.
Spatial distribution and population density of harvest mouse Micromys minutus in a habitat mosaic at lake Neusiedl, Austria.
With a name longer than it is, life was always going to be hard for the micromys minutus.
The mice, micromys minutus, can make their nests in relative safety from their innumerable predators, including birds of prey and weasels, which are too big to enter through the hole.