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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Sciuromorpha
Familia: Gliridae
Subfamilia: Graphiurinae
Genus: Graphiurus
Species: G. angolensis - G. christyi - G. crassicaudatus - G. hueti - G. kelleni - G. lorraineus - G. microtis - G. monardi - G. murinus - G. nagtglasii - G. ocularis - G. olga - G. parvus - G. platyops - G. rupicola - G. surdus


Graphiurus Smuts, 1832


* Graphiurus on Mammal Species of the World.
* Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder

The African dormice, Graphiurus, are a genus of dormouse that live throughout sub-Saharan Africa in a variety of habitats. They are very agile climbers and have bushy tails. They eat invertebrates and small vertebrates.[1]


Genus Graphiurus, African dormice

Angolan African Dormouse, Graphiurus angolensis
Christy's Dormouse, Graphiurus christyi
Jentink's Dormouse, Graphiurus crassicaudatus
Jouhnston's African Dormouse, Graphiurus johnstoni
Kellen's Dormouse, Graphiurus kelleni
Lorrain Dormouse, Graphiurus lorraineus
Small-eared Dormouse, Graphiurus microtis
Monard's Dormouse, Graphiurus monardi
Woodland Dormouse, Graphiurus murinus
Nagtglas's African Dormouse, Graphiurus nagtglasii
Spectacled Dormouse, Graphiurus ocularis
Rock Dormouse, Graphiurus platyops
Stone Dormouse, Graphiurus rupicola
Silent Dormouse, Graphiurus surdus
Graphiurus walterverheyeni [2]


^ The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals, Jonathan Kingdon (2004) Russel Friedman Books ISBN 1-875091-14-9
^ Systematic Revision of Sub-Saharan African Dormice (Rodentia: Gliridae: Graphiurus) Part II: Description of a New Species of Graphiurus from the Central Congo Basin, Including Morphological and Ecological Niche Comparisons with G. crassicaudatus and G. lorraineus Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 331 :314-355. 2009

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