Eliomys wiedincitensis Zammit Maempel & de Bruijn, 1982

Maltese giant doormouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Maltamys wiedincitensis Zammit Maempel & de Bruijn, 1982


Conservation Status


Last record: Holocene?





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Zammit Maempel, G. and de Bruijn, H. (1982). The Plio/Pleistocene Gliridae from the Mediterranean Islands reconsidered. Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen B85: 113-128.


Other references:

Alcover, Josep Antoni et al. (1998). Mammal Species of the World: Additional Data on Insular Mammals. American Museum Novitates 3248, 29 pp., 1 table.

Hunt, Christopher O. and Schembri, Patrick J. (1999). Quaternary environments and biogeography of the Maltese Islands, pp. 41-75. In: Mifsud, A. and Savona Ventura, C. (eds.). Facets of Maltese Prehistory. Malta: The Prehistoric Society of Malta, vii + 243 pp.

Lydekker, R. (1895) [1896]. On the affinities of the so-called extinct giant dormouse of Malta. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1895: 860-863.

Turvey, Samuel T. (2009). Holocene mammal extinctions, pp. 41-61. In: Turvey, Samuel T. (ed.). Holocene Extinctions. Oxford, UK & New York, USA: Oxford University Press. xii + 352 pp.

Turvey, Samuel T. and Fritz, Susanne A. (2011). The ghosts of mammals past: biological and geographical patterns of global mammalian extinction across the Holocene. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366(1577): 2564-2576. [Supplementary Information]

Zammit Maempel, G. & de Bruijn, H. 1982 The Plio-Pleistocene Gliridae from the Mediterranean islands reconsidered. Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen 85: 113-128.


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