Eliomys munbyanus

Scope: Mediterranean

Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Gliridae

Scientific Name: Eliomys munbyanus
Species Authority: (Pomel, 1856)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Amori, G., Aulagnier, S., Hutterer, R., Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N., Mitsain, G. & Palomo, L.J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Widespread and locally common in at least parts of its range, with no known major threats at present.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Eliomys munbyanus occurs in Western Sahara, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and the Spanish North African territories. It is found from sea level to 3,800 m in the High Atlas.
Countries occurrence:
Algeria; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia; Western Sahara
Upper elevation limit (metres): 3800
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Population [top]

Population: Both E. melanurus and E. munbyanus are locally common.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in a wide range of habitats from humid forest to semi-desert (e.g. in the Saharan Atlas), and maybe desert, in coastal dunes, pine forests and mountain cedar forests. They have a preference for rocky habitats, and sometimes enter buildings. Nocturnal and solitary, but little is known of the ecology of this species. Kowalski and Rzebik-Kowalska (1991) recorded two specimens as active in full winter, suggesting that they may not hibernate as is typical of dormice.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: E. munbyanus occurs in several protected areas, including Tubkal National Park, and Djurdjura in eastern Algeria.

Citation: Amori, G., Aulagnier, S., Hutterer, R., Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N., Mitsain, G. & Palomo, L.J. 2008. Eliomys munbyanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136469A4295693. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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