Taxon profile


Forest Dormouse
Dryomys nitedula (Pallas, 1778)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Rodentia - rodents »  family Myoxidae - dormice »  genus Dryomys

Least Concern


juvenile animal


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Included taxa

Number of records: 13

subspecies Dryomys nitedula angelus (Thomas, 1906)
subspecies Dryomys nitedula aspromontis von Lehmann, 1963
subspecies Dryomys nitedula bilkjewiczi Ognev & Heptner, 1928
subspecies Dryomys nitedula carpathicus Brohmer, 1927

Dryomys nitedula carpathicus

subspecies Dryomys nitedula caucasicus Ognev & Turov, 1935
subspecies Dryomys nitedula daghestanicus Ognev & Turov, 1935
subspecies Dryomys nitedula intermedius Nehring, 1902 - Tyrolian Forest Dormouse
subspecies Dryomys nitedula nitedula Pallas, 1778

Dryomys nitedula nitedula

subspecies Dryomys nitedula ognevi Heptner e Formosov, 1928
subspecies Dryomys nitedula phrygius Thomas, 1907
subspecies Dryomys nitedula pictus (Blanford, 1875)
subspecies Dryomys nitedula tichomirovi Satunin, 1920
subspecies Dryomys nitedula wingei (Nehring, 1902) - Grey Forest Dormouse

Links and literature

Н. A. Бобринский, Б. А. Кузнецов, А. П. Кузякин (1965): Определитель Млекопитающих СССР. Москва (in Russian) = Bobrinsky, N. A.; Kuznetsov, B. A. & Kuzyakin, A. P. (1965): The Guide Book of the Mammals of the USSR. Moscow.
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305711]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Dryomys nitedula (Pallas, 1778)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [6858]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Dryomys nitedula (Pallas, 1778)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Dryomys nitedula Pallas, 1778]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Dryomys nitedula (Pallas, 1778)]

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