Sicista napaea


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Sicista napaea
Species Authority: Hollister, 1912
Common Name(s):
English Altai Birch Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
Naturally rare species with possibly shrinking range. However, its extent of occurrence is quite large (>100,000 km2, well above the threshold for criterion B), and there is no conclusive evidence that the population is declining rapidly. Hence the species is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Distributed in steppes, forest and steppes and meadows in mountain forest zone (400 - 2200 m) in E Kazakhstan, Altai and SW Siberia (Russia).
Kazakhstan; Russian Federation
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Population [top]

Population: No data available, but usually not abundant.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in open places or with shrubs, meadows, fields close to small or light forests. Solitary. Active in dusk and night. Hibernates. Feed on invertebrates, seeds and berries. Reproduce once a yer (June-July), litter size is 4-5 young.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown. Habitat loss may result in shrinking of the range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Species occurs in some protected areas. Further research on ecology, habitat status and conservation measures is required.

Citation: Tsytsulina, K. 2008. Sicista napaea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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