Caucasian birch mouse

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Caucasian birch mouse
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Dipodidae
Genus: Sicista
Species: S. caucasica
Binomial name
Sicista caucasica
Vinogradov, 1925

The Caucasian birch mouse (Sicista caucasica) is a species of rodent in the family Dipodidae, that is endemic to Russia. Reports that it occurs in Turkey probably refer to Armenian birch mouse (Sicista armenica), from which it can only be reliably distinguished on the basis of karyotype.[1]


  1. ^ a b Tsytsulina, K.; Bukhnikashvili, A. & Shenbrot, G. (2008). "Sicista caucasica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 9 August 2016.  Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of vulnerable

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