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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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(1991) Comparative aspects of microsomal cytochrome P-450-dependent monooxygenase activities in musk shrew (Suncus murinus), Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus), harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) and rat.
Spatial distribution and population density of harvest mouse Micromys minutus in a habitat mosaic at lake Neusiedl, Austria.
There were no obvious differences in the initial density indices of Microtus voles nor of all small rodents (pooled density indices of voles, harvest mice Micromys minutus, and house mice Mus musculus) between manipulation and control areas and between the two study years ([ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED]; two-way ANOVA, Table 3).
Takada (1993) also investigated mass variations of body fats in three rodents, Apodemus speciosus, Mus musculus and Micromys minutus. The intraspecific variations of body fats in each species were extremely slight among individuals, and it is believed that body fats may not be important for non-hibernating rodents for the storage of energy.
mystacinus (eastern broad-toothed field mouse), Micromys minutus (harvest mouse), Microtus levis (syn.
Due to the very delicate bones of Micromys minutus, the portion of it in analyses maybe slightly underestimated in many studies except when these are based on crop or stomach analyses.
Mammals Rodents striped field mouse Apodemus agrarius yellow-necked mouse Apodemus flavicollis water vole Arvicola amphibious harvest mouse Micromys minutus field vole Microtus agrestis house mouse Mus musculus bank vole Myodes glareolus Siberian flying squirrel Pteromys volans brown rat Rattus norvegicus red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris Insectivores common shrew Sorex araneus Eurasian least shrew Sorex minutissimus Eurasian pygmy shrew Sorex minutus mole Talpa europaea Other mammals European hare Lepus europaeus rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus bat Chiroptera sp.