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Graphiurus murinus

African Pygmy Dormouse

Graphiurus murinus

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: Graphiurus murinus


Graphiurus murinus (Desmarest, 1822)


Graphiurus murinus in Mammal Species of the World.
Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (eds) (2005). Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed).
IUCN link: Graphiurus murinus (Desmarest, 1822) (Least Concern)

Vernacular names
English: Woodland Dormouse
Polski: Pilch afrykaƄski

The Woodland Dormouse (Graphiurus murinus) is a species of rodent in the Gliridae family. It is endemic to South Africa. It is also known as African Dwarf Dormouse, African Pygmy Dormouse, Woodland Dormouse, or colloquially as Micro Squirrel[1]. They are found in limited numbers in the pet trade and have complicated care requirements compared to other pet rodents[2].

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montanes and rivers.

^ A complete guide to the African Pygmy Dormouse http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/pygmydormouse/index.htm&date=2009-10-26+01:08:17
^ African Pygmy Dormouse Care at Crittery http://www.crittery.co.uk/dormice.php

Baxter, R. 2004. Graphiurus murinus. 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.

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