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Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Rodentia > Family: Myoxidae > Genus: Myomimus > Species: Myomimus roachi

Mouse-tailed dormouse - Myomimus roachi (Bate, 1937)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 3 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 19 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • urban
Natura 2000 species code 2617


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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

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
BG0000578 Bulgaria Reka Maritsa Map
BG0001007 Bulgaria Strandzha Map
BG0000212 Bulgaria Sakar Map
BG0000151 Bulgaria Aytoska planina Map
BG0000217 Bulgaria Zhdreloto na reka Tundzha Map
BG0000230 Bulgaria Fakiyska reka Map
BG0000440 Bulgaria Reka Sokolitsa Map
GR1110003 Greece TREIS VRYSES Map
BG0000219 Bulgaria Derventski vazvishenia 2 Map
BG0000401 Bulgaria Sveti Iliyski vazvishenia Map
BG0000425 Bulgaria Reka Sazliyka Map
BG0000195 Bulgaria Reka Tundzha 2 Map
BG0000242 Bulgaria Zaliv Chengene skele Map
BG0000427 Bulgaria Reka Ovcharitsa Map
BG0001034 Bulgaria Ostar kamak Map
BG0000273 Bulgaria Burgasko ezero Map
BG0001032 Bulgaria Rodopi - Iztochni Map
BG0000208 Bulgaria Bosna Map
BG0000218 Bulgaria Derventski vazvishenia 1 Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bulgár egérpele Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ghiro asiatico Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lirón colipelado Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Loir d'Ognev French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mausschläfer German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mišoliki puh Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mouse-tailed dormouse English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mussvansad sjusovare Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ognevs slaapmuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ognevs syvsover Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Plch hrabavý Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Popielica myszata Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Tankorepi polh Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Unihiiri Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Yer yediuyuru Turkish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Myomimus bulgaricus

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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