Myomimus personatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Gliridae

Scientific Name: Myomimus personatus 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: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-09-13
Assessor(s): Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Krystufek, B. & Shenbrot, G.
Very little information is available on population size and trends, and distribution, hence is listed as Data Deficient.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in the mountains in extreme northeastern Iran, the Kopet-Dag (Sumbar River basin) and Malyy Balkhan Mountains (Turkmenistan) through to Iskander, Uzbekistan. The distributional limits of this species are not well known.
Countries occurrence:
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.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species' habitat is affected by recent global warming, which has been temperatures rise and less precipitation, and also human activity in this region, especially urbanization, agricultural activities and cutting of shrubs has caused fragmentation (Darvish et al. 2012).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are in place.

Citation: Gerrie, R. & Kennerley, R. 2017. Myomimus personatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T14088A22222124. . Downloaded on 20 April 2018.
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