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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These findings suggest that hybrids between chromosomal races may be viable and that the karyotypic differentiation does not correlate necessarily with reproductive isolation nor with genetic differentiation observed eliomy other molecular markers e. Cristaldi and Canipari ; Filippucci et al. A litter consists of two to eight offspring, which are born after a gestation period of 22 to 28 days. Exceptional chromosomal mutations in a rodent population are not strongly underdominant. They suggested this is a result of the landscape becoming increasingly monotonous, and due to climate change, which they said interrupts hibernation.

Furthermore, the species is known to be tolerant of cold climates because it is found in the Alps and Pyrenees up to 2, m qufrcinus elevation and in southern Finland R.

The altricial young open their eyes at three weeks of age Nowak, Unsourced eliomjs may be challenged and removed. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

It may NOT be used within Apps. In dunes near seas and oceans this is compounded by the influence of salt in the air and soil. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. However, the maintenance of gene flow between chromosomal races of E.


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Eliomys quercinus – Wikispecies

The range of this European dormouse used to extend from Portugal, east to the Ural Mountains in Russia 4. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. Which species are on the road to recovery? Glirulus Japanese dormouse Glirulus japonicus.

Garden dormouse

Is the woodmouse Apodemus sylvaticus of Sicily a distinct species? While omnivorousthe diet of dormice contains slightly more animal protein than vegetation. Shining pondweed Potamogeton lucens.

The garden dormouse is also offered some protection by its occurrence in a number of protected areas 4. Garden dormice may take over bird or squirrel nests. November Learn how and when to remove this template message. New algorithms and methods to estimate maximum-likelihood phylogenies: This species is featured in: Deserts can be cold or warm and sliomys temperates typically fluctuate. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

The species is mainly distributed in the Palearctic region, although several species of the genus Graphiurus are found in southern and central Africa. Information on the mating system of these animals is not available.

Eliomys quercinus Linnaeus Ed The Encyclopedia of Mammals. Callejon— Libois et al. Phylogeographical and genetic structure analyses of Eliomys quercinus. We aimed to assess whether the karyotypic quefcinus is congruent with the mitochondrial differentiation of the populations; improve our understanding of the taxonomic relationships between garden dormouse populations based on both chromosomal and mitochondrial information; and establish the phylogeographic history of the species and querdinus time of differentiation of mitochondrial lineages of E.

Assessing space use in meadow voles: Burton and Burton, ; Lawlor, ; Nowak, ; van den Brink, Other Physical Features endothermic bilateral symmetry Sexual Dimorphism sexes alike Range mass 45 to g 1. The western European clade displayed 2 well-diverged haplotypes, namely from Rhineland-Palatinate and Normandy Terms of Use – The displayed portlet may be used as a link from your website to Arkive’s online content for private, scientific, conservation or educational purposes only.


Mismatch distribution for Eliomys quercinus based on cytochrome- b gene sequences for the Alpine and Iberian clades. Numbers on branches indicate posterior probabilities in MrBayes eilomys abovewhen available for the node, and percentage of bootstrap support in the PhyML analysis below. The archaeology and paleoenvironment of an Upper Pleistocene hyena den: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. There is usually only one litter born to a female each year.

The short fur is shades of grey and brown on the upperparts and creamy or white on the underparts, and the face usually bears black markings. Our results show that the genetic differentiation of the mitochondrial lineages of E. Although the differentiations of the clades are ancient, suggesting that these refuges were active long before the start of the Quaternary ice ages, genetic differentiation continued during this period.

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The same distribution was observed for the western European clade and to a lesser extent for the Iberian clade Fig. We used this method to estimate how the genetic variability observed between haplotypes is distributed across 3 hierarchical levels of population subdivisions. Such a refuge could be located at the foot of the northwestern Alps where remains of E. False-positive occupancy models produce less-biased occupancy estimates for a rare and elusive bat species.