Food of a Chinese jumping mouse, Eozapus setchuanus (Pousargues, 1896)

John O. Whitaker Jr. 1
  • 1 Department of Biology, Indiana State University, IN 47809, Terre Haute, USA
John O. Whitaker Jr.


This note is the only information on food of this species. Food from the stomach was examined using a binocular dissecting microscope. Results from this analysis indicate that the food of this species is similar to that of other zapodids, consisting of several different food items, rather than to the finely ground green vegetation eaten by microtine rodents.

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  • Whitaker, Jr. J.O., 2017. Family Zapodidae (jumping mice). In: (D.E. Wilson, T.E. Lacher, Jr. and R.A. Mitterier, eds.) Handbook of the Mammals of the World. Vol. 7, Rodents II. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. pp. 50–61.

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