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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In addition to vocal communication, it is likely that there are some forms of tactile communication, between mothers and their young, between mates, and possibly within social groups. The species is also present in northern Germany, but that population is apparently not capable of large-scale reproduction.

Exceptional chromosomal mutations in a rodent population are not strongly underdominant.

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MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up quercknus, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. A litter consists of two to eight offspring, which are born after a gestation period of eliimys to 28 days. The phylogeographic pattern is in agreement with paleontological data and indicates an expansion of the distributional range of the species from glacial refuge zones, including the Iberian Peninsula and southern France, the Italian peninsula, and additional, unexpected refuges possibly located in the north western part of the Alps, and at the foot of the Alps.

Petersburg Russiaand on the islands of Corsica, Sicily, and Lipari. There are black markings on the face of garden dormice.


It may NOT be used within Apps. The coat is gray or brown, with a white underside. Home ranges and habitat use of the garden dormouse Eliomys quercinus in a mountain habitat in summer. The biogeographic history and the genetic structure of garden dormouse populations thus need to be assessed using independent molecular markers. Eliomys quercinus is a pest in fruit orchards in Europe. Please donate to Queercinus Help us share the wonders of the natural world.

Relationships between mitochondrial lineages and chromosomal races. Eliomys quercinus communicate using vocalizations, including whistles, growls, or snores. In the other clades, 5 haplotypes displayed a chromosomal number differing from that usually found Fig. 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 codes used for the eliomyys are the same as in Table 1 and Fig. Burton and Burton, Known Predators magpies Pica crows Corvus red foxes Vulpes vulpes rats Myomorpha stoats Mustela erminea Eurasian badgers Melas melas weasels Mustela Ecosystem Roles Eliomys quercinus may displace birds when they take over the nest site to use it.

However, the taxonomic position of the Maghrebi populations of the garden dormouse remains unclear because only 1 individual of the so-called E. The Akaike information criterion and Bayesian information criterion were both used in jModelTest 0. Tree frog Bokermannohyla izecksohni. Burton and Burton, ; Lawlor, ; Nowak, ; van den Brink, Other Physical Features endothermic bilateral symmetry Sexual Dimorphism sexes alike Range mass 45 to g 1. Accessed October 26, at http: Four relatively well-supported genetic clades could be distinguished within E.

Retrieved 7 January Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Garden dormice cache food in burrows. Specifically, we hypothesize that there are at least 2 main glacial refugia on the Iberian and Italian peninsulas, each bearing one of the major chromosomal races 48 or 50 chromosomes [see Table 1 ; Filippucci et al. Quercinuw range of this European dormouse used to extend from Portugal, east to the Ural Mountains in Russia 4. Garden dormouse threats Populations of garden dormice in eastern Europe have declined significantly over the last 30 years, and may now inhabit less than 50 percent wuercinus its former range 4.


Incongruities between the chromosomal races and phylogenetic structure occurred in the Alpine clade in which individuals with both 52 and 54 chromosomes were found. While omnivorousthe diet of dormice contains slightly more animal protein than vegetation. The same distribution was observed for the western European clade and to a lesser extent for the Iberian clade Fig.

Demographic history and postglacial recolonization routes of E. Information in the 1st pair of brackets indicates the karyotype and the number in the 2nd pair of brackets indicates the number of individuals when more than 1 has the same haplotype see Table 1 and Elliomys.

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Networks were constructed using the minimum spanning network method minspnet in Arlequin 3. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The 4 sequences of E. When October comes, the daily naps increase in length until the animal enters a dormant state.

Eliomys quercinus (Linnaeus, ) – Lérot – Overview

Garden dormice are nocturnal. Chinese dormouse Chaetocauda sichuanensis.

May be maintained by periodic fire.