Range Description. Dryomys nitedula is found from Switzerland in the west through eastern and southern Europe, Asia Minor and the Caucasus to central. Mammal Species of the World – A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third edition. ISBN IUCN: Dryomys nitedula (Pallas, ) (Least. Species: Dryomys nitedula; Common name: Forest dormouse; Synonyms: Eliomys angelus, Myoxus dryas, Myoxus intermedius, Dyromys milleri, Myoxus pictus.

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Articles cryomys ‘species’ microformats. Retrieved from ” https: The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Andrea Chiocchio 1. The outside of the nest is made from leaves and twigs. In otherwords, Europe and Asia and northern Africa.

Forest dormouse

Forest dormice tend to pay great attention to detail when they create these natal nests. The most significant is the sound for an alarm call which is a melodious squeak. Moreover, such deep genetic divergence, together with phenotypic differentiation between D. Haberl, Forest dormice are very territorial, with territory sizes range from 65 to m in diameter.

Pest of fruit crops. Mack, ; Obuch, The fossil was complete and well preserved in a lake bed located in China. Dyomys is also very territorial. Animals of the southeastern part of Chernozem center. Haberl, ; Kashtalian, Mammals typically use tactile communication during mating, conflict, and rearing of young. Dryo,ys the dependency period, the mother provides food, milk, grooming, and protection to the young.


Also the English government has begun to award farmers incentives to replant hedgerows which are very important to the habitat of forest dormice. Genetic variation was studied at the level of one mitochondrial cytochrome b gene and three nuclear gene fragments exon 1 of the interstitial retinoid-binding protein, exon 10 of the growth hormone receptor, and recombination activating gene 1.

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The range of its body mass is between 18 grams and 34 grams. Extant species of family Gliridae Dormice.

In winter, the Forest Dormouse runs into hibernation. Japanese dormouse Glirulus japonicus. From time to time, it is possible for the female to give birth to up to seven young at one time. Its appearance is squirrel-like. Therefore, during mating season they produce offspring who also stay in the same general area when they mature.

For example, forest dormice who live in Israel have a breeding season that starts in March and lasts until December. Young are dependent upon their mother until they are 4 to 5 weeks of age. The Mammals of Russia and adjacent territories. In Israel, these animals remain active year round even at higher elevations.

Forest dormice are omnivores. When it comes out of hibernation in the spring, the forest dormouse eats small invertebratesbaby birds, buds, shoots and the green parts of plants. Head and body length of forest dormice ranges from 80 to nitedlua. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes. The gestation period lasts about four weeks, and usually four or five young are born per niredula.


Haberl, ; Nowak, Haberl, ; Mack, Primary Diet omnivore Animal Foods birds eggs insects terrestrial non-insect arthropods Plant Foods leaves seeds, grains, and nuts fruit Predation Dryomys nitedula is nocturnal, occurs at low densities, and individuals are very careful to not travel away from brushy cover.

Tail length ranges from 60 to mm.

Forest dormouse (Dryomys nitedula) longevity, ageing, and life history

Forest dormice are highly arboreal. Typically these nests only have one entrance and it faces the tree trunk. Dryomys nitedula Pallas Its population reaches the greatest density in forests of central Moldova, in Transcaucasia, in the mountains of Central Asia; the Dryoys Dormouse is rather numerous in Belovezhskaya Pushcha and Voronezh nature reserves.