Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Rodentia > Family: Myoxidae > Genus: Eliomys > Species: Eliomys quercinus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Eliomys quercinus ophiusae Thomas, 1925

Garden dormouse - Eliomys quercinus (Linnaeus, 1766)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban
Natura 2000 species code 2615


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Gliridae)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Darza susuris Latvian Latvian NRC
Eikelmuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gaardeschléifer Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Garden dormouse English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Gartenschläfer German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Garðsvæfla Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Hagesyvsover Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Havesyvsover Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kerti pele Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lagrits Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Leirão Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lérot French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lirón careto Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Oravhiir Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Plch zahradní Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Plch záhradný Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Rato-dos-pomares Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tammihiiri Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Topo quercino Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Trädgårdssovare Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vrtni polh Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vrtni puh Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
zolednica Polish Polish NRC
Synonym Author
Mus quercinus Linnaeus, 1766
Myoxus nitella Schreber, 1782
Myoxus quercinus Blasius, 1857
Eliomys hortularis Cabrera, 1904
Eliomys hamiltonii Cabrera, 1907

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Eliomys quercinus European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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