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African dormouse
Temporal range: late Pliocene to Recent
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African Dormouse, Graphiurus spec. (murinus?)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Gliridae
Subfamily: Graphiurinae
Winge, 1887
Genus: Graphiurus
Smuts, 1832

The African dormouse, Graphiurus, is a genus of dormouse that lives throughout sub-Saharan Africa in different habitats. They are good at climbing. They have bushy tails. They eat invertebrates and small vertebrates.[1]

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  1. Kingdon, Jonathan 2004. The Kingdon pocket guide to African mammals, Russel Friedman. ISBN 1-875091-14-9
  2. Systematic revision of Sub-Saharan African Dormice (Rodentia: Gliridae: Graphiurus) Part II: Description of a new species of Graphiurus from the Central Congo Basin, including morphological and ecological niche comparisons with G. crassicaudatus and G. lorraineus. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 331 :314-355. 2009