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Sicista caudata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA DIPODIDAE

Scientific Name: Sicista caudata
Species Authority: Thomas, 1907
Common Name(s):
English Long-tailed Birch Mouse
Taxonomic Notes: Populations in Russia reviewed by Gromov and Erbajeva (1995) and Shenbrot et al. (1995).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Tsytsulina, K.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species has a wide range. Although it is naturally rare it is could well be Least Concern; however, data on population trends, potential threats, etc. to confirm this are lacking, hence is listed as Data Deficient.
History:
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Distributed in NE China (Heilongjiang and Jilin), Ussuri region and from Sakhalin Island (Russia).
Countries:
Native:
China; Russian Federation
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Population [top]

Population: No data available. In Sakhalin and Russian Far East it is a naturally rare species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits conifer mountain taiga, mixed forest and meadow steppe habitats. Generally, birch mice are mostly active at night. They spend much of the day in shallow burrows. Species of this genus undergo a hibernation period lasting at least six months each year. Feeds mostly on seeds. Litter size is 4-6 young.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in some protected areas. In China listed as Data Deficient, in Russia listed as Rare Species.

Citation: Tsytsulina, K. 2008. Sicista caudata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 September 2014.
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