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Sicista kluchorica

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA DIPODIDAE

Scientific Name: Sicista kluchorica
Species Authority: Sokolov, Kovalskaya & Baskevich, 1980
Common Name(s):
English Kluchor Birch Mouse

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bukhnikashvili, A. & Shenbrot, G.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Tsytsulina, K. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
This species has an extent of occurrence smaller than 20,000 km2. At present it is only known from a small number of sites. However, there are no known major threats and its range falls within a protected area. There is no information on population trend. Assessed as Near Threatened (almost qualifies under criterion B1), but potentially should be downlisted to Least Concern.
History:
1996 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found only in the northwestern Caucasus in the upper reaches of the North Klukhor River (Sokolov et al., 1987).
Countries:
Native:
Georgia; Russian Federation
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Population [top]

Population: No data available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits subalpine zone (from 2100 m asl) of Southern slope of the Great Caucasus Ridge. Solitary, active in dusk. Hibernates during winter. Feed on invertebrates and seeds. Reproduces once a year in summer.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species occurs in Teberda State reserve. No major threats, however, the species is naturally rare with small area of occupancy and low population density.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Majority of the range occurs within Teberda State Reserve.

Citation: Bukhnikashvili, A. & Shenbrot, G. 2008. Sicista kluchorica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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