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Glirulus

Description

The Japanese dormouse (Glirulus japonicus) is a species of rodent in the family Gliridae endemic to Japan. It is monotypic within the genus Glirulus. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. In Japanese, it is called yamane (ヤマネ or 山鼠). Among dormice, it has the special ability of running at great speed upside down, suspended from branches. Its main food is insects, berries, nectar, or pollen.


Source Data
SourceIDLink
Global Biodiversity Information Facility ID (GBIF)2439680https://www.gbif.org/species/2439680
PaleoBioDB ID (PBDB)41588https://paleobiodb.org/classic/checkTaxonInfo?taxon_no=41588
Rankgenus
Taxonomy (GBIF,PBDB)Life : Animalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Rodentia : Gliridae : Glirulus
Taxonomic Status (GBIF)accepted
Classification
(PBDB,GBIF)
RankNameAuthor
-Eukaryota
-OpisthokontaCavalier-Smith 1987
kingdomAnimalia
-TriploblasticaLankester 1877
-NephrozoaJondelius et al. 2002
-DeuterostomiaGrobben 1908
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrataLamarck 1801
superclassGnathostomataGegenbauer 1874
-Osteichthyes
-SarcopterygiiRomer 1955
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha
subclassTetrapodomorpha
-Tetrapoda
-ReptiliomorphaSäve-Söderbergh 1934
-AnthracosauriaSäve-Söderbergh 1934
-Batrachosauria
-Cotylosauria
-AmniotaHaeckel 1866
-SynapsidaOsborn 1903
-Therapsida
infraorderCynodontia
-EpicynodontiaHopson and Kitching 2001
infraorderEucynodontiaKemp 1982
-ProbainognathiaHopson 1990
-MammaliamorphaRowe 1988
-MammaliaformesRowe 1988
classMammaliaLinnaeus 1758
subclassTribosphenida
infraclassEutheria
-PlacentaliaOwen 1837
-EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
-Glires
orderRodentia
familyGliridaeMuirhead 1819
subfamilyGlirinaeThomas 1897
genusGlirulusThomas 1906
Common NameJapanese dormouse
Scientific NameGlirulus Thomas, 1906
Name Published InProceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1905(2): 347
Opinions (PBDB)
NameRankOpinionEvidenceAuthor
Glirulusgenusbelongs to Dryomyinaestated without evidenceDaams and de Bruijn, 1995
Glirulusgenusbelongs to GliridaeimpliedMcKenna and Bell, 1997
Glirulusgenusbelongs to Glirinaestated without evidenceKowalski, 1997
Status (PBDB)extant
Taxon Size (PBDB)11
Extant Size (PBDB)2 (18%)
First Recorded Appearance28.4 - 23.0 Ma
Cenozoic
Environmentterrestrial (based on Eutheria)
Motilityactively mobile (based on Osteichthyes)
Dietherbivore (based on Rodentia)
Taphonomyphosphatic (based on Vertebrata)
Primary Reference (PBDB)M. C. McKenna and S. K. Bell. 1997. Classification of Mammals Above the Species Level
Common Name(s) Japanese Dormouse
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glirulus

Fossil Distribution

Subtaxa

NameStatusCommon Name(s)Fossil OccurrencesOldestYoungest
Amphidyromys pusillus
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
95.33 Ma
Miocene
2.59 Ma
Pleistocene
Glirulus conjunctus
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
312.8 Ma
Miocene
11.6 Ma
Miocene
Glirulus diremptus
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
523.0 Ma
Miocene
16.0 Ma
Miocene
Glirulus ekremi
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
320.4 Ma
Miocene
20.4 Ma
Miocene
Glirulus gemmula
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
Glirulus japonicus
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
10.13 Ma
Pleistocene
0 Ma
Extant
Glirulus lissiensis
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
1420.4 Ma
Miocene
7.25 Ma
Miocene
Glirulus minor
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
Glirulus miocaenicus
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
Glirulus werenfelsi
species
accepted (GBIF)
listed (PBDB)
520.4 Ma
Miocene
11.1 Ma
Miocene

Obsolete Names

NameSourceTaxon RankTaxonomy
Glirurus GBIFgenusAnimalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Rodentia : Gliridae : Glirurus
Amphidyromys Heller, 1936GBIFgenusAnimalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Rodentia : Gliridae : Amphidyromys
Paraglirulus Engesser, 1972GBIFgenusAnimalia : Chordata : Mammalia : Rodentia : Gliridae : Paraglirulus

Synonymy List

YearName and Author
1906Glirulus Thomas
1936Amphidyromys Heller
1995Glirulus Daams and de Bruijn p. 10
1997Glirulus Kowalski
1997Glirulus McKenna and Bell

References

McKenna M. C., Bell S. K. (1997) , Classification of Mammals Above the Species Level, 1-640
Daams R., de Bruijn H. (1995) A classification of the Gliridae (Rodentia) on the basis of dental morphology, Hystrix 6 (n.s.) 1-2, 3-50
Kowalski K. (1997) Gliridae (Mammalia: Rodentia) from the Miocene of Belchatow in Poland, Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 40 2, 173-198
Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds., 1992: null. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing. xviii + 1207. - via Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
Nomenclator Zoologicus. A list of the names of genera and subgenera in zoology from the tenth edition of Linnaeus, 1758 to the end of 2004. Digitised by uBio from vols. 1-9 of Neave (ed.), 1939-1996 plus supplementary digital-only volume. http://ubio.org/NomenclatorZoologicus (as at 2006). - via The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera
Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. (editors). (2005). Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd Ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. 2,142 pp. - via The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera
as per family - via The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera
Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds., 2005: Family Gliridae. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2. 819-841. - via Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
Jackson, Stephen M., and Richard W. Thorington Jr., 2012: Gliding Mammals: Taxonomy of Living and Extinct Species. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, no. 638. v + 117. - via Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
SN2000/DeBlase, 1982 - via The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera
Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole, 2000: null. Common Names of Mammals of the World. xiv + 204. - via Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1905 (2) - via The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera
SN2000/DeBlase, 1982, PaleoDB - via The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera
Data courtesy of: PBDB: The Paleobiology Database, Creative Commons CC-BY licenced. , GBIF: the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, various licences, iDigBio, various licences, and EOL: The Encyclopedia of Life (Open Data Public Domain). Because fossils are made of minerals too!
Data courtesy of: PBDB: The Paleobiology Database, Creative Commons CC-BY licenced. , GBIF: the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, various licences, iDigBio, various licences, and EOL: The Encyclopedia of Life (Open Data Public Domain). Because fossils are made of minerals too!
 
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