Woodland Dormouse

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Woodland Dormouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Gliridae
Genus: Graphiurus
Species: G. murinus
Binomial name
Graphiurus murinus
(Desmarest, 1822)

The Woodland Dormouse (Graphiurus murinus) is a species of rodent in the Gliridae family. It is endemic to (lives only in) South Africa. It is also known as the African Dwarf Dormouse, the African Pygmy Dormouse or the Micro Squirrel[1]. They are sometimes kept as pets, but they are harder to look after than other pet rodents.[2]

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montanes and rivers.

References[change | edit source]

  1. A complete guide to the African Pygmy Dormouse http://www.geocities.com/pygmydormouse/index.htm
  2. African Pygmy Dormouse Care at Crittery http://www.crittery.co.uk/dormice.php
  • Baxter, R. 2004. Graphiurus murinus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 29 July 2007.
  • Holden, M. E.. 2005. Family Gliridae. Pp. 819-841 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.