Perognathinae

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Perognathinae

[‚per·əg′nath·ə‚nē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A subfamily of the rodent family Heteromyidae, including the pocket and kangaroo mice.
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197 The Great Basin pocket mouse (Perognathus parvus clarus) is one of the inhabitants of the deserts of Utah (United States), where it can be seen at night scurrying in search of the seeds it feeds on.
(c) Includes Neotoma lepida and species of Dipodomys, Peromyscus, Chaetodipus, and Perognathus. TABLE 3--Results of Mann-Whitney U-test comparisons of interspecific wildlife and human activity diel patterns at underpass sites and canyon sites in San Gorgonio Pass and the Coachella Valley (Riverside County, California, USA) from July 2010-November 2012.
Ecological relationships of Peromyscus maniculatus and Perognathus parvus in eastern Washington.
Four teeth (SEKI-20176, 20189) were recovered representing a small heteromyid, either Chaetodipus or Perognathus (pocket mouse).
Four species (Sigmodon hispidus = hispid cotton rat, Tamias minimus = least chipmunk, Chaetodipus hispidus = hispid pocket mouse, and Perognathus flavus = silky pocket mouse) with fewer than five expected dual captures but one or more observed dual captures were not evaluated further.
The smallest mammals such as black-tailed jackrabbits (Lepus californicus), desert cottontails (Sylvilagus audubonii), kangaroo rats (Dipodomys spp.), pocket mice (Perognathus spp.
Johnson and Jorgerisen (1981) determined that captive Great Basin pocket mice (Perognathus parvus) and deer mice (Perornyscus maniculatus) found more buried seed caches after the substrate had been moistened; however, they provided no quantitative information to substantiate their observations.
More San Joaquin pocket mice (Perognathus inornatus), a California Species of Special Concern, were captured on the project site in the spring of 1996 than at any of the natural habitat sites within Allensworth Ecological Reserve.
Rodent species Habitat type GLPD GL December April December April Baiomys taylori -- -- 25 1 Dipodomys merriami -- 1 2 -- Dipodomys ordii -- -- -- -- Dipodomys spectabilis -- -- 3 2 Neotoma albigula -- -- 2 -- Onychomys leucogaster 9 -- 6 -- Peromyscus leucopus -- -- -- -- Peromyscus maniculatus -- -- 9 (3) -- Perognathus flavus 4 1 5 -- Reithrodontomys megalotis -- -- -- -- Sigmodon hispidus -- -- -- -- Overall prevalence (%) 0 0 5.77 0 Rodent species Habitat type MS December April Baiomys taylori -- -- Dipodomys merriami 18 8 Dipodomys ordii 1 2 Dipodomys spectabilis 1 1 Neotoma albigula 7 -- Onychomys leucogaster 7 -- Peromyscus leucopus 1 -- Peromyscus maniculatus 13 4 Perognathus flavus 3 3 Reithrodontomys megalotis 0 1 Sigmodon hispidus 5 4 Overall prevalence (%) 0 0