Myomimus setzeri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Myomimus setzeri
Species Authority: Rossolimo, 1976
Common Name(s):
English Setzer's Mouse-tailed Dormouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Kryštufek, B., Amori, G. & Mitsain, G.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
There is very little known about the species' habitat requirements, ecology, biology, and any threats that may be affecting the species. Assessed as Data Deficient.
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The range is very poorly known. Found in eastern Turkey, Azerbaijan and north-west Iran (Wilson and Reeder 2005). In Turkey only three localities are known. Elevation ranges from 1,500-2,800 m (Wilson and Reeder 2005).
Azerbaijan; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Turkey
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Population [top]

Population: The species is extremely rare. Less than 10 specimens exist in current collections. Last collected was in 1993; majority of information is available from owl pellets.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species has be found in forests of old pines within grasslands and in eastern Turkey in savannas with sparse trees. Very poorly known species, virtually nothing known about biology or ecology.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No specific measures are in place; it is not known whether the species occurs in any protected areas. More research is needed.

Citation: Kryštufek, B., Amori, G. & Mitsain, G. 2008. Myomimus setzeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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