Sicista pseudonapaea 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Dipodidae

Scientific Name: Sicista pseudonapaea
Species Authority: Strautman, 1949
Common Name(s):
English Gray Birch Mouse
Taxonomic Notes: 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)
This species has a restricted range (not much greater than 20,000 km2), but there is very little information available on population trends or potential threats. Assessed as Data Deficient.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Sicista pseudonapaea is known from middle mountain belt in the Altai Mountains (1,000-2,000 m).
Countries occurrence:
China; Kazakhstan
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1000
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2000
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Population [top]

Population: No data availble, but it is known not to be abundant.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhaits meadows, shrub areas and light larch mountain taiga in the south Altai Mountains. Active in dusk. Solitary. Hibernates during winter. Feed on invertebrates and seeds. Reproduce once a year.
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 pseudonapaea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T20191A9176491. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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