Eliomys mahonensis Bate, 1918

Minorcan giant dormouse, Menorcan giant dormouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hypnomys mahonensis Bate, 1918


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



Minorca (=Menorca), Spain


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Bate, D. M. A. (1918), On a new Genus of Extinct, Muscardine Rodent from the Balearic Islands. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 88: 209-222. [Abstract]


Other references:

Agustí, Jordi, Espresate, Juli and Piñero, Pedro. (2021). Dental Variation in the Endemic Dormouse Hypnomys Bate 1918 and its Implications for the Palaeogeographic Evolution of the Balearic Islands (Western Mediterranean) during the late Neogene-Quaternary. Historical Biology 33(12): 3152-3165.

Bate, Dorothea M. A. (1914). On Remains of a Gigantic Land Tortoise (Testudo Gymnesious, N.Sp.) from the Pleistocene of Menorca. Geological Magazine (Decade VI) 1(3): 100-107. [Abstract]

Cardona, Josep Quintana and Agusti, Jordi. (2022). Dental variation in Hypnomys mahonensis Bate, 1918 (Gliridae, Rodentia, Mammalia) from the newly rediscovered type-locality of Punta Esquitxador 17 (Menorca, Balearic Islands, Western Mediterranean). Historical Biology.


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