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Woodland dormouse
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Gliridae
Genus: Graphiurus
Binomial name
Graphiurus murinus
(Desmarest, 1822)

The Woodland dormouse (Graphiurus murinus) is a species of rodent in the Gliridae family. It is endemic to (lives only in) South Africa. It is also known as the African dwarf dormouse, the African pygmy dormouse or the Micro squirrel. They are sometimes kept as pets, but they are harder to look after than other pet rodents.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montanes and rivers.

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