Eliomys melanurus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Gliridae

Scientific Name: Eliomys melanurus (Wagner, 1839)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Asian Garden Dormouse
Taxonomic Notes: E. melanurus sensu lato has been divided into two species: E. melanurus (E North Africa, Middle East and southern Turkey) and E. munbyanus (W North Africa: Western Sahara, Morocco (including the Spanish North African Territories), Algeria, Tunisia and east to eastern Libya).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-08
Assessor(s): Amori, G., Aulagnier, S., Hutterer, R., Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N., Mitsain, G. & Palomo, L.J.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
A widespread species with no known major threats at present, therefore is listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Eliomys melanurus is a widespread species, occurring from the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula westwards to Egypt. It is found from low-altitude desert up to 2,850 m.
Countries occurrence:
Egypt; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Libya; Saudi Arabia; Spain (Spanish North African Territories); Syrian Arab Republic; Turkey
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):2850
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species exists in a wide variety of habitats from steppes and semi-desert to high mountains in rocky areas which are devoid of trees and bushes. It has been found in areas which are snow covered throughout winter.
Generation Length (years):2-3

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Has a broad range and is not seriously threatened. Overgrazing and loss of vegetation is a problem in some areas, for instance in the Negev Desert.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in protected areas.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Amori, G., Aulagnier, S., Hutterer, R., Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N., Mitsain, G. & Palomo, L.J. 2016. Eliomys melanurus (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T7619A115085446. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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