Perognathus

noun

Pe·​rog·​na·​thus
pəˈrägnəthəs
: a genus of sciuromorph rodents (family Heteromyidae) consisting of the pocket mice

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek pēro- (from pēra pouch, wallet) + -gnathus

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“Perognathus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Perognathus. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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