PDF | The ecological flexibility of the garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus) enables it to live from the sea level in the Mediterranean area up to m a.s.l. . Eliomys quercinus is found throughout Europe to Asia to North Africa. It is also found in Finland. Garden dormice were introduced into Britian by the Romans in . Eliomys quercinus in Mammal Species of the World. Wilson, Don E. & Reeder, DeeAnn M. (Editors) Mammal Species of the World – A.

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Eliomys quercinus

The network showed a general congruence with the phylogenetic reconstruction, because the same 6 clades and subclades of Eliomys sp. This article needs additional citations for verification. Several subclades in the Iberian clade diverged more recently, revealing that the differentiation process went on during the Quaternary glaciations. Information on the home range size of these animals is not available. Such a eliomyys could be located at the foot of the northwestern Alps where remains of E.

It is particularly common in southern Europebut its range extends into the north. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.

Eliomys quercinus is social, with common feeding and sleeping sites. Rosoux— Libois et al. Whilst hibernating, animals survive on stored reserves of fat that they have accumulated in summer.

The western European clade may have rather expanded from a cryptic refuge in continental Europe, as shown in other rodent species Deffontaine et al.


Vegetation is typically sparse, though spectacular blooms may occur following rain. These are the Sardinian garden dormouse E. Our results 1st showed that populations of E. Therefore, an approximate timing of divergence between the observed mitochondrial lineages was calculated on the basis of the percentage of GD obtained with a distance analysis K2P distance- Kimuraand was corrected for ancestral mitochondrial DNA mtDNA polymorphism, as proposed by Avise using the formula: Phylogenetic reconstructions were performed by maximum likelihood in PhyML 3.

Asian and African specimens have black and white tails. Mismatch distribution for Eliomys quercinus based on cytochrome- b gene sequences for the Alpine and Iberian clades.

When mating season comes, they fight in the common areas, but elioms the rest of the year show little aggression, even between groups. Most likely tree of the PhyML reconstruction for the 37 cytochrome- b gene haplotypes of Eliomys quercinus4 haplotypes of E. The karyotype of each quwrcinus is represented by a color: This analysis tests for evidence of a recent range expansion.

Comparative karyotype studies between Spanish and French populations of Eliomys quercinus L.

Garden dormouse – Wikipedia

The underside may show white or cream coloration. Information on the mating system of these animals is not available.

Woolly dormouse Dryomys laniger Balochistan forest dormouse Dryomys niethammeri Forest dormouse Dryomys quercinuus. Geographic distribution of samples of Eliomys quercinus and E. A variety of animals prey upon dormice. May be maintained by periodic fire. The eeliomys used for the haplotypes are the same as in Table 1 and Fig. Asdell, ; Burton and Burton, ; Nowak, The number of chromosomes for each karyotype is represented by a symbol: Although they are highly arboreal, they are occasionally found in swamplands.


The mean transition to transversion ratio was 4.

As in all mammals, females care for the young, providing them with milk and shelter until they are independent. This reduction in protein in the diet helps induce sleep in preparation for hibernationquercinuss, in Europe, usually takes place between October and April 3.

Eliomys quercinus (Linnaeus, ) – Lérot – Overview

Sampled individuals of E. Similar patterns of distinct chromosomal races in the sibling species E. Nowak, ; van den Brink, Young garden dormice are born naked and blind Burton, Bern Convention August, http: However, this morphological diversity does not correspond to chromosomal races, which has led to uncertainties regarding the taxonomic status of garden dormouse populations Cristaldi and Canipari ; Filippucci et al.

Eliomys quercinus form a vaginal plug after mating. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Quecinus December 31, at https: Garden dormice also live near human developments. Is the woodmouse Apodemus sylvaticus of Sicily a distinct species? We defined these population subdivisions based on the phylogenetic structure and geographical distribution of haplotypes among the 4 mitochondrial lineages clades hereafter identified by the phylogenetic analyses see Figs.

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