Muscardinus avellanarius


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Muscardinus avellanarius - a variety of dormouseMuscardinus avellanarius - a variety of dormouse    
dormouse - small furry-tailed squirrel-like Old World rodent that becomes torpid in cold weather
genus Muscardinus, Muscardinus - a genus of Gliridae
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
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 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.
A deud y gwir maen nhw'n gwneud yn gall iawn ac un o'r creaduriaid bach hynny ydi'r pathew (Muscardinus avellanarius; dormouse).
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.
Most studies of hazel dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) suggest that they do not cross open ground, including fields and roads.
But please do contact us to record your sighting, with details of where and what you've found." To become a survey volunteer, download a pack from the Wales Bio-diversity Partnership website by following the link from the homepage at www.biodiversitywales.org.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.
The hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius L.) is a woodland species native to Britain and Europe that is commonly regarded as an indicator of woodland health due to its apparent requirement for high species diversity and complex habitat structure (Morris 2003, Bright et al.