Peromyscus gossypinus (Cotton Mouse)
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Habitat: Forests, swamps, thickets, and weedy fields in Cyprus-Oak Floodplains, and Oak-Hickory-Pine Ouachita Highlands.

Habits: The Cotton Mouse is an excellent climber and swimmer, and they tend to live in moist areas. These nocturnal mice are omnivores, and will eat seeds, fruits, fungi, insects, and carrion. They spend the daytime and rear their young in plant fiber nests. Young are born about four to a litter.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

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