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Asian garden dormouse

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Rodentia
Genus  Eliomys
Higher classification  Eliomys
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Gliridae
Scientific name  Eliomys melanurus
Rank  Species
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Asian garden dormouse


The Asian garden dormouse (Eliomys melanurus) is a species of rodent in the family Gliridae. It is found in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rocky areas and gardens. It is found from low altitudes to 3800m in the Atlas mountains. Is active throughout the year but can enter a state of torpor during hot days. Diet consists mainly of insects, snails, centipedes and geckos but as an omnivore it will also eat plant matter.

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