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jumping mouse,

rodentrodent,
member of the mammalian order Rodentia, characterized by front teeth adapted for gnawing and cheek teeth adapted for chewing. The Rodentia is by far the largest mammalian order; nearly half of all mammal species are rodents.
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 slightly larger than the common mouse, found in North America and N Asia, also called the kangaroo mouse. Its long hind legs and tail enable it to leap distances up to 12 ft (3.7 m). Jumping mice have gray to brown fur and are white underneath. They can scurry as well as leap and are good swimmers. Solitary, nocturnal animals, they are found in marshes and on stream banks in coniferous and deciduous forests of both coasts of North America and also in fields and pastures. Two genera, Zapus and Napaeozapus, are North American, ranging from the Arctic Circle S to New Mexico and Tennessee; a related genus, with one species, Eozapus setchuanus, the Szechuan jumping mouse, is native to China. Jumping mice feed on a diet of grass seeds, fruit, and insect larvae. They gain weight in autumn and hibernate in fur-lined burrows during winter. Litters, containing from three to six young, are born in late spring. Jumping mice are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Rodentia, family Zapodidae.
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Streams over mountains: Influence of riparian cormectivity on gene flow in the Pacific Jumping Mouse (Zapus trinotatus).
Species Powerline 1 2 3 Total Southern red-backed 4 12 10 26 vole, Myodes gapperi Montane vole, Microtus 2 4 0 6 montanus Ermine, Mustela erminea 0 0 0 0 Bushy-tailed woodrat, 0 1 0 1 Neotoma cinerea North American 21 26 13 60 deermouse, Peromyscus maniculatus Masked shrew, Sorex 11 11 6 28 cinereus Cinereus shrew, Sorex 2 5 4 11 monticolus American water shrew, 0 1 0 1 Sorex palustris Golden-mantled ground 0 0 0 0 squirrel, Spermophilus lateralis Least chipmunk, Tamias 7 16 9 32 minimus Red squirrel, 0 0 10 10 Tamiasciurus hudsonicus Western jumping mouse, 3 3 0 6 Zapus princeps Total individuals 50 79 52 181 Species richness 7 9 6 10 Chao 1 [+ or -] 1 SE 7 [+ or -] 10 [+ or -] 6 [+ or -] 0.
Report on habitat findings of the Preble's meadow jumping mouse.
The teacher could easily bounce back and forth with the Jumping Mouse, integrating all the different facets of the presentation.
In John Steptoe's retelling of the Native American legend of The Story of Jumping Mouse (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard), we meet a compassionate little mouse who gives away all his gifts to relieve the sufferings of others.
Sometimes (1980), Mother Crocodile (1981, text by Diop), and The Story of Jumping Mouse (1984) are done in a realistic style, some in color and some in sepia, and are overlaid with a speckling effect.
The Point Reyes jumping mouse, for example, was largely wiped out in the burn area.
The meadow jumping mouse, Zapus hudsonius, is a boreal species which ranges from Alaska across Canada to the Atlantic coast southward throughout the eastern United States, west to the central Great Plains (Hall, 1981), with one subspecies restricted to lowland montane habitats in eastern Arizona and central New Mexico (Hafner et al.
The National Park Service has approved Jumping Mouse Camp (JMC) to guide people with disabilities and illnesses on Colorado River raft trips.
According to Bremer, the intersection is believed to be Preble's meadow jumping mouse habitat.
This analysis was not performed on the North American least shrew (Cryptotis parva), southeastern shrew (Sorex longirostris), and meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius) due to small samples.