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PDF | The ecological flexibility of the garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus) enables it to live from the sea level in the Mediterranean area up to m a.s.l. . Eliomys quercinus is found throughout Europe to Asia to North Africa. It is also found in Finland. Garden dormice were introduced into Britian by the Romans in . Eliomys quercinus in Mammal Species of the World. Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (Editors) Mammal Species of the World – A.

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It is particularly common in southern Europebut its range extends into the north. Based on these data Formentera was colonized by Spain as suggested by Ramalhinho and Libois []and Corsica and Sardinia populations originated from Italy or Dalmatia via the Italian peninsula Table 1 ; Figs.

Large numbers of this dormouse may be found living close to each other, sharing both sleeping and feeding sites, and except during the mating season, there is no fighting 2. Share this image — Hide sharing options.

Chaetocauda Chinese dormouse Chaetocauda sichuanensis. These evolutionarily significant units can be largely identified by their karyotype or by their mitochondrial sequence, but not by morphological traits, which may reflect local adaptations of populations Filippucci et al.

Perez— Libois et al. ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. The Iberian clade was further differentiated into 2 distinct allopatric subclades in Portugal subclade 3a, X Close Image credit. This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.

MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. In this context, we produced a molecular phylogeography by sequencing the cytochrome- b Cytb gene for 66 individuals of Eliomys distributed over almost the entire distributional range of the species.


The garden dormouse is more terrestrial than the other representatives of its family and is most abundant in rocky zones, orchards, and gardens Bertolino ; Bertolino qyercinus Cordero di Montezemolo ; Bertolino et al. Populations of garden dormice in eastern Europe have declined significantly over the last 30 years, and may now inhabit less than 50 percent of its former range 4.

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Eliomys quercinus may displace birds when they take over the nest site to use it. View large Download slide. The tail is cinnamon-brown near the body, black towards the end, and has a white, tufty tip 2.

Vegetation is dominated by stands of dense, spiny shrubs with tough hard or waxy evergreen leaves. In addition, the Cytb haplotypes from 2 species were used as outgroups, the edible dormouse G.

As in all mammals, females care for the young, providing them with milk and shelter until they are independent.

The large genetic differentiation, and related divergence time, found between the 2 clades of E. Extinctions and local disappearances of vertebrates in the western Mediterranean islands. Molecular phylogeography of European Sciurus vulgaris: Burton and Burton, ; Lawlor, ; Nowak, ; van den Brink, Edible dormouse Glis glis. Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Walker, These animals are likely to be important in local food webs, acting both as predators and prey to a variety of other animals, thereby affecting their populations. Sign In or Create an Account. Evolutionary genetics and systematics of the garden dormouse, Eliomys Wagner, Gliridae, Mammalia: Moreover, investigations based on nuclear genes may help to clarify these findings and investigations at the population level could provide information on dispersal abilities of the species and inform conservation efforts.

The underside may show white or cream coloration. Garden dormouse conservation The garden dormouse is listed on Appendix III of the Bern Convention, meaning that this species is protected, but may be subject to some exploitation if in accordance with certain regulations 5. Taxonomic consideration of Eliomys populations. The contrasting pattern of divergence mirrors measures of genetic diversity obtained for both species, which are higher in E.


Luckily, populations in western Europe appear to be stable, although it has been suggested that competition with the brown rat Rattus norvegicus threatens populations in some areas, such as Corsica 4. A litter consists of two to eight elimys, which are born after a gestation period of 22 to 28 days.

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If arboreal, the compact nest will be 0. Eliomys quercinus were used for food in Britain during the Roman Empire, as indicated by archeological evidence. quercius

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Deserts can be cold or warm and daily temperates typically fluctuate. Such information will be useful for deciphering the priorities for the protection of populations of E.

Mammal distributions in the western Mediterranean: The garden dormouse, Eliomys quercinusis a rodent from the family Gliridae. Conversely, the mismatch distribution for the Italian clade did not show a bell-shaped distribution and showed rather a multimodal distribution data qhercinus shownwhich suggests that the populations have remained stable with large, long-term effective population size.

It is not unusual for a garden dormouse to eat one of its unfortunate rivals during the mating season. One clade grouped the Israeli and Moroccan individuals clade 1, Morocco-Negev, Citing articles via Web of Science 8.

Eliomys quercinus is found throughout Quercinux to Asia to North Africa. Woolly dormouse Dryomys laniger Balochistan forest dormouse Dryomys niethammeri Forest dormouse Dryomys nitedula. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Its diet is omnivorous and is composed of insects, fruits, and small vertebrates such as quercjnus or small birds and mammals Gil-Delgado et al.