Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Myoxidae
Subfamily : Myoxinae
Species : Myoxus glis
Facts about the fat dormouse
Dormouse There are 21 different types of dormice and the fat dormouse is the largest in Europe.
Fat or edible dormouse Myoxus glis is a European species.
In some areas Myoxus glis is considered very harmful to the production of fruit and wine.
Legal status The edible dormouse (Glis glis), also known as the fat dormouse, is a native of continental Europe and was introduced to this country in 1902 as part of a wildlife collection at Tring, Hertfordshire.
On the other hand, the fat dormouse (Myoxus glis) is present in deciduous woodlands and generally absent from coniferous forests.
The fat dormouse is treated as a game species in Slovenia.
The occurence of the fat dormouse is as well a novelty.
The loir or fat dormouse is often found in Slovenian beech forests. (Wiki)
back to topBiology The fat dormouse is nocturnal, and lives in groups with related individuals (4). (Full text)
The fat dormouse is the largest dormouse in Europe. (Full text)
The fat dormouse is the most abundant of the three rare dormouse species: eight localities are known in Lithuania now. (Full text)
We have also evidence that the Fat dormouse is, also in the island, a cave dwelling such as in the Abisso del Gatto (Madonie range). (Full text)
Geographic Range: Myoxus glis is a European species. (Full text)
Technical Stuff: Geographic Range: Myoxus glis is a European species. (Full text)
The fat dormouse is protected by law in our country, but that is not enough to ensure its survival. (Full text)