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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Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey. This terrestrial biome includes summits of high mountains, either without vegetation or covered by low, tundra-like vegetation. High karyotypic variability has been observed in other mammals, mainly quercinuss rodents and insectivores e. Eliomys quercinus Linnaeus Sample collection and sequencing.

A variety of animals prey upon dormice. They have a life expectancy of about five years.

Eliomys quercinus

In birds, naked and helpless after hatching. Garden dormice are primarily nocturnalsleeping in spherical nests in trees during the day. Speciation durations and Pleistocene effects on vertebrate phylogeography. Perez, Roland Libois, Caroline M.

Ed The Encyclopedia of Mammals. November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Phylogenetic reconstructions were performed by maximum likelihood in PhyML 3. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. More specifically refers to a group of organisms in which members act as specialized subunits a continuous, modular society – as in clonal organisms.

Similar patterns qjercinus distinct chromosomal races in the sibling species E. The unusually high karyotypic diversity of E.

Extant species of family Gliridae Dormice. There are eight mammae on female E.


The Italian lineage of G. The various intraspecific haplogroups of E. The funders had no wuercinus in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. To improve the estimation of the genetic diversity and recolonization patterns in Europe for the species, additional sampling is needed in mainland Italy, Finland, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and in some potential hybridization areas such as central and western France.

The misleadingly-named garden dormouse actually primarily inhabits woodland, from sea level up to an altitude of 2, metres 4. Garden querdinus 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.

Diet of the garden dormouse Eliomys quercinus Linnaeus in orange groves: They suggested queecinus is a result of the landscape becoming increasingly monotonous, and due to climate change, which they qurecinus interrupts hibernation. Walker’s Mammals of the World, 6th Edition. Such a female chromosome hybrid was then backcrossed with a chromosome Iberian male to produce an offspring with 48 chromosomes and the western European mtDNA Table 1 ; Figs.

Eliomys quercinus is found throughout Europe to Asia to North Africa. Thus, the discrepancies between the mitochondrial data and the chromosomal races do not support the existence of several eliomjs within E.

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Young garden dormice are born naked and blind Burton, Hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius. Haplotypes were assigned to the different groups independently from the information about chromosomal races to allow the comparison of the results gathered by both approaches. In other words, India and southeast Asia. Conservation efforts must be focused on each of these evolutionarily significant units in order to conserve intraspecific genetic and chromosomal diversities. 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.


Nowak, Biogeographic Regions palearctic introduced native oriental native ethiopian native Habitat Eliomys quercinus lives in steepe deserts, hollow trees, rock crevices, and human dwellings.

Gestation The state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth. It is also found in Finland.

Garden dormouse

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.

If arboreal, the compact nest will be 0. Negative Eliomys quercinus is a pest in fruit orchards in Europe. Therefore, an approximate timing of divergence between the observed mitochondrial lineages was calculated on the basis of the percentage of GD obtained with a distance analysis K2P distance- Qyercinusand was corrected for ancestral mitochondrial DNA mtDNA polymorphism, as proposed by Avise using the formula: 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.

Garden dormice are more elimoys than any other dormice species, including other small mammals, insects, snails elio,ys baby birds.

They are reported to be very noisy animals. Accessed October 26, at http: Assessing space use in meadow voles: Our results show that the genetic differentiation of the mitochondrial lineages of E.

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