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The African dormice, genus Graphiurus, are dormice that live throughout sub-Saharan Africa in a variety of habitats. They are very agile climbers and have bushy tails. They eat invertebrates and small vertebrates.[1]

African dormouse
Temporal range: Late Pliocene to Recent
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African dormouse, Graphiurus spec. (murinus?)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Gliridae
Subfamily: Graphiurinae
Winge, 1887
Genus: Graphiurus
Smuts, 1832

Graphiurus angolensis
Graphiurus christyi
Graphiurus crassicaudatus
Graphiurus johnstoni
Graphiurus kelleni
Graphiurus lorraineus
Graphiurus microtis
Graphiurus monardi
Graphiurus murinus
Graphiurus nagtglasii
Graphiurus ocularis
Graphiurus platyops
Graphiurus rupicola
Graphiurus surdus
Graphiurus walterverheyeni


Genus Graphiurus, African dormice



  1. ^ The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals, Jonathan Kingdon (2004) Russel Friedman Books ISBN 1-875091-14-9
  2. ^ Systematic Revision of Sub-Saharan African Dormice (Rodentia: Gliridae: Graphiurus) Part II: Description of a New Species of Graphiurus from the Central Congo Basin, Including Morphological and Ecological Niche Comparisons with G. crassicaudatus and G. lorraineus Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 331 :314-355. 2009