Desert dormouse

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Desert dormouse
Temporal range: Recent
Selevinia betpakdalaensis.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Gliridae
Subfamily: Leithiinae
Genus: Selevinia
Belosludov & Bazhanov, 1939
Species: S. betpakdalaensis
Binomial name
Selevinia betpakdalaensis
Belosludov & Bazhanov, 1939

The desert dormouse (Selevinia betpakdalaensis) is a species of rodent in the dormouse family Gliridae. This species was formerly placed in its own family, Seleviniidae, but it is now considered to be a dormouse, monotypic within the genus Selevinia.[1] It is endemic to Kazakhstan.


  1. ^ Holden, 2005

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