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.

Range[edit]

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

Habitat[edit]

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.

Diet[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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.