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Remarkably little is known about the habits and ecology of Setzer's mouse-tailed dormouse (2) (3). Unlike other dormice, species belonging to the genus Myomimus are not specialised for a life in the trees, and appear to live instead on and under the ground (2). Like other dormice, Setzer's mouse-tailed dormouse is assumed to hibernate over winter, accumulating fat beforehand which will sustain them through the long winter sleep (4). The breeding period of Setzer's mouse-tailed dormouse is believed to extend from April until June, and the female's seven pairs of mammae suggest that they give birth to a large number of offspring (2).


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