Myomimus personatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Myomimus personatus
Species Authority: Ognev, 1924
Common Name(s):
English Masked Mouse-tailed Dormouse
Taxonomic Notes: Russian range, taxonomy and other characters reviewed by Gromov and Erbaeva (1995).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Shenbrot, G. & Kryštufek, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Tsytsulina, K. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Very little information is available on population size and trends, distribution, and potential threats, hence is listed as Data Deficient.
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the moutains in extreme northeastern Iran, the Kopet-Dag (Sumbar River basin) and Malyy Balkhan Moutains (Turkmenistan) through to Iskander, Uzbekistan. The distributional limits of this species are not well known.
Iran, Islamic Republic of; Turkmenistan
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Population [top]

Population: The species is apparently very rare, known from a dozen samples and some remains from pellets.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabit rocky desert in Kopet-Dag piedmonts, at about 1000 m asl, among shrubs, saltwarts, and almond trees. Active in dusk and night. Make shelters among rocks and abundant burrows. Based on data collected in captivity, prefers animal food. Reproduce most probably from end of April.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are in place.

Citation: Shenbrot, G. & Kryštufek, B. 2008. Myomimus personatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 March 2015.
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