Woolly dormouse

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Woolly dormouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Gliridae
Genus: Dryomys
Species: D. laniger
Binomial name
Dryomys laniger
Felten & Storch, 1968

The woolly dormouse (Dryomys laniger) is a species of rodent in the family Gliridae endemic to Turkey.


The woolly dormouse's range is restricted to south-west to eastern Anatolia along the Taurus Mountains range.


The woolly dormouse lives in rocky and stony alpine sites. In its south-western range, it is found in rocky areas surrounded by Cedar, Juniper, Cypress, Fir and Oak.


It is an omnivore, eating arthropods such as beetles and grasshoppers as well as some vegetable matter.[1]


  1. ^ Aulagnier S.; P. Haffner, A. J. Mitchell-Jones, F. Moutou & J. Zima (2009) Mammals of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, A&C Black, London.

Baillie, J. 1996. Dryomys laniger. 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.