Dormouse

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A dormouse is a rodent of the family Gliridae (this family is also variously called Myoxidae or Muscardinidae by different taxonomists). Dormice are nocturnal animals found in Africa, Asia, and Europe. They are named for their long, dormant hibernation period of six months or longer.[2]

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Dormice
Temporal range: Early Eocene–Recent
African dormouse, Graphiurus sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Suborder: Sciuromorpha
Family: Gliridae
Muirhead in Brewster, 1819[1]
Type genus
Glis
Brisson, 1762
Subfamilies and genera

Graphiurinae

Leithiinae

Glirinae

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The English name of the species derived from the French dormeuse, and the latter in turn possibly from the Languedocien radourmeire.[3]