African Dormouse

Set of dimensioned elevation drawings of the African Dormouse

The African Dormouse, also known as the woodland dormouse, is a kind of tiny rodent showing similarities in appearance to that of a squirrel in combination with features of a mouse. Scientifically identified as Graphiurus murinus, the wild African Dormouse lives in subtropical or tropical climates (native to Africa as its name suggests).

Physically, the African Dormouse is distinguished by large eyes, a long bushy tail, and silky coat. Its coloration includes gray/brown streaks along its body and white found on its cheeks and underbelly. The African Dormouse is a social animal, but quiet in vocalization and shy around people as pets.

Collection of scaled drawings of African Dormouse in various poses

African Dormice have a height of 1.4”-2” (3.5-5 cm), body length between 2.75”-3.9” (7-10 cm), and an overall weight in the range of .6-1.2 oz (18-34 g). The tail length of an African Dormouse is 2.4”-4.3” (6-11 cm). African Dormice have a typical lifespan of 4 years in the wild and up to 5-6 years in captivity.

Details

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Height: 
1.4”-2” | 3.5-5 cm
Width:
Depth:
Length:
2.75”-3.9” | 7-10 cm
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Weight:
.6-1.2 oz | 18-34 g
Tail Length:
2.4”-4.3” | 6-11 cm
Scientific Name:
Graphiurus murinus
Lifespan:
4 years (wild); 5-6 years (captivity)

Properties

Drawings include:

African Dormouse side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (sitting)

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