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Myomimus setzeri (Setzer's mouse-tailed dormouse)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Setzer's mouse-tailed dormouse (Myomimus setzeri) is a species of rodent in the family Gliridae. It is endemic to Iran. Very little amounts of information is known about this Myomimus Family Member, with just only 10 specimens known. It is found mainly in the pellets of the Eurasian eagle owl.
View Wikipedia Record: Myomimus setzeri

EDGE Analysis

Unlike other dormice, which have rather bushy tails, the three species of mouse-tailed dormice have a thinly haired, mouse-like tail covered with short, white hairs. Very little is known about these species. They are the only dormice not specialised for an arboreal lifestyle. Instead they seem to live on or under the ground. Setzer’s mouse-tailed dormouse is thought to be threatened, because it is known only from a very small area of declining habitat.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 20.24
View EDGE Record: Myomimus setzeri


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Endothermic [1]  20 %
Diet - Fruit [1]  30 %
Diet - Invertibrates [1]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [1]  30 %
Diet - Vertibrates [1]  10 %
Forages - Ground [1]  100 %
Nocturnal [1]  Yes


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Zagros Mountains forest steppe Iran Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Irano-Anatolian Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Turkmenistan Yes

Range Map


Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China);

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License