Zoologically, there is no distinction between mice and rats; these names being employed respectively for most or all of the smaller and larger "mouselike" and "rat-like" representatives of the Muridae, whether they belong to the genus Mus or not.
- The mole-rats (Spalacidae) bring us to the mouselike section, or Myoidea, in which there are no premolars and the molars may be occasionally reduced to z; these teeth being either rooted or rootless, with either cusps or enamel-folds, and the first generally larger than the second.
JUMPING - MOUSE, the name of a North American mouselike rodent, Zapus hudsonius, belonging to the family Jaculidae (Dipodidae), and the other members of the same genus.
To a gorilla the size of Kong, the character Ann Darrow, played, in her most famous movie role by Fay Wray, must have appeared mouselike.
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