Differences in habitat characteristics in nest versus non-nest sites have been confirmed for a few mammalian species (e.g., eastern chipmunk, Tamias striatus, Mahan and Yahner, 1996; hazel dormouse, Muscardinus
avellanarius, Berg and Berg, 1998; garden dormouse, Eliomys quertinus, Bertolino and Montezemolo, 2007).
Belgium is actually one of the few European countries that is fortunate to host three species of the Gliridae: the hazel dormouse (Muscardinus
avellanarius), the edible dormouse (Glis glis) and the garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus).
The breeding pairs of rare hazel dormice (muscardinus
avellanarius) will be freed in an attempt to bolster numbers and efforts to save the species.
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).
A deud y gwir maen nhw'n gwneud yn gall iawn ac un o'r creaduriaid bach hynny ydi'r pathew (Muscardinus
The common or hazel dormouse (Muscardinus
avellanarius) is no longer as widespread or abundant as it once was and its distribution is now limited to the south and west of England, parts of Wales and a few outlying populations in the north of England.
Northern distribution limit of the hazel dormouse (Muscardinus
avellanarius) reaches Sweden and Estonia, the garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus)--Finland and Estonia, the fat dormouse (Glis glis) and the forest dormouse (Dryomys nitedula) --Latvia and Belarus (IUCN 2017).
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).