kangaroo mouse

kangaroo mouse

noun
1. small silky-haired pouched rodent; similar to but smaller than kangaroo rats 
2. leaping rodent of Australian desert areas 
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kangaroo mouse

either of two species of leaping bipedal rodents found only in certain deserts of the western United States. They have large ears and a large head with fur-lined external cheek pouches. The forelimbs are short, but the hind limbs and feet are long. Stiff hairs fringe the hind feet, and the soles are densely furred. The soft, silky coat is long and lax

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