2, Rodentia I: Sciuridae, Dipodidae, Gliridae
Belgium is actually one of the few European countries that is fortunate to host three species of the Gliridae
: the hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius), the edible dormouse (Glis glis) and the garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus).
Which small rodent of the family Gliridae
has a hairy tail and hibernates during winter in cold regions?
The nomenclature used in the descriptions of the teeth and the measurement methods are those of Martin-Suarez and Freudenthal (1993) for the family Muridae, Mein and Freudenthal (1971) for the Cricetidae, Daams (1981) and Freudenthal (2004) for the Gliridae
, Cuenca-Bescos (1988) and Reumer and Van de Hoek Ostende (2003) for the Sciuridae, and Reumer (1984), modified by Furio (2007), for the insectivores.
Families covered include Gliridae
, Sciuridae, Pedetidae and eleven others.
Among muridoid rodents there are semiaquatic (Nectomys, Cricetidae), subterranean (Nesokia, Muridae), subterranean-terrestrial (Hypogeomys, Nesomyidae), arboreal (Uromys, Muridae), animalivorous (Selevinia, Gliridae
), frugivorous (Apodemus, Muridae), and herbivorous (Phloeomys, Muridae) species (see Miljutin, 2009 for an explanation of these terms).
Metabolism, food assimilation and bioenergetics of three species of dormice (Gliridae
Lithuania and surrounding countries--Latvia, Belarus, Poland, Estonia, Finland and Sweden--are situated in the northern part of dormouse (Gliridae
) distribution ranges.
(2014): Dental microwear analysis in Gliridae
(Rodentia): methodological issues and paleodiet inferences based on Armantomys from the Madrid Basin (Spain).
Populations ofthe garden dormouse, Eliomys quercinus (Rodentia, Gliridae
), are facing a significant decline over the last decades.
Since all the insectivores and some rodent families (in our case Sciuridae, Castoridae, Gliridae
, Eomyidae) have premolars and others do not (muroid rodents), this results in an over-representation of the former taxa.
Like other species in the Gliridae
family, it has no caecum, which limits the value of food with a high cellulose content due to an inability to digest it (Feldhamer et al.