Mouse-tailed dormice

Mouse-tailed dormice

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Myoxidae
Subfamily : Leithiinae
Genus : Myomimus

 

Facts about the genus Myomimus, the mouse-tailed dormice

Ognev (1963) indicated that Myomimus is the only myoxid that is not specialized for arboreal life. (Full text)

The pelage is soft, and the tail (except in Myomimus) is bushy. (Full text)

Myomimus is also clearly identifiable, other genera being not distinctly separated from each other.

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