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Noun1.Muscardinus - a genus of GliridaeMuscardinus - a genus of Gliridae      
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Gliridae, Gliridae - dormice and other Old World forms
hazel mouse, Muscardinus avellanarius - a variety of dormouse
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The common dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius has one to two litters per season and in exceptional cases even three litters (Juskaitis 2014).
Ranging and nesting behaviour of the dormouse, Muscardinus avellanarius, in diverse low-growing woodland.
Once we consider the probability of sampling, the gaps in the ranges of most of these genera become continuous, with very few still showing discontinuous distribution (Euroxenomys, Muscardinus and in age models 2 and 3 also Myoglis, Paraglirulus and Eomyops).
Another species on the rise again, thanks largely to reintroduction schemes, is the dormouse, Muscardinus avellanarius, found once more in woodland and thick hedges in Kent, Surrey, East and West Sussex, Bedfordshire, Worcestershire and Cambridgeshire.
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The glirids underwent a dramatic reduction in diversity during the late Vallesian in the coastal basins of Eastern Spain, being reduced to just two genera, Muscardinus and Glis in the Catalonian basins (Agusti, 1990; Sese, 2006).
uk: Dormice facts:Scientific name; Muscardinus avellanarius; Common dormice may spend up to three-quarters of their life asleep; They hibernate from October to April when food is scarce to conserve energy; Dormice live for up to five years; The dormouse needs dense vegetation cover to protect it against predators, but also to provide nesting material and food; Dormice rear one or two litters a year, typically of four young.
1999: Abundance and survival of the hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius in a temporary shrub habitat: a trapping study.
2005: The influence of high nestbox density on the common dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius population.
2011: A comparison of demographic statistics for two geographically close populations of Muscardinus avellarius in the North of its U.
Boar root for food on the woodland ground where hazel dormice, Muscardinus avellanarius hibernate in fragile nests and thus may impact on their population through predation.