Sicista kluchorica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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)
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.
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).
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 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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