cotton mouse

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Synonyms for cotton mouse

large dark mouse of southeastern United States

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Density estimates of the endangered Key Largo woodrat and cotton mouse (Neotoma floridana smalli and Peromyscus gossypinus allapaticola), using the nested-grid approach.
This also includes our conservative estimates of the probability of being successful while again accounting for differences in prey species in our base probability estimate (for example, it would be easier to prey upon a Key Largo cotton mouse than an American crocodile in most situations).
77 Peromyscus maniculatus Cotton mouse Peromyscus gossypinus Eastern wood rat 2 / 0.
The cotton mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus) is fairly common throughout most of its range from Virginia to Florida, W to eastern Texas and N through Tennessee to western Kentucky.
We identified an individual as a cotton mouse only when there was agreement using the criteria of both Hoffmeister (1977) and Laerm and Boone (1994).
Among 62 individual Peromyscus trapped on the Jackson County site, one confirmed cotton mouse was removed (SIUC #3722).
Because the species is on the periphery of its range and commonly inhabits bottomland forest, cotton mouse populations in southern Illinois likely are ephemeral, and undergo periodic extirpation as a result of flooding or other extrinsic factors.
Geographic and non-geographic morphological variation in the cotton mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus).
Some eastern mammals like the cotton mouse and Baird's pocket gopher have western regional equivalents (white-ankled mouse, plains pocket gopher), but others like the least shrew and swamp rabbit do not.