Sicista armenica Sokolov & Baskevich, 1988

Armenian birch mouse



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1986

Rediscovered in 2015

IUCN RedList status: Endangered





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Sokolov V. E. and Baskevich, M. I. 1988. New species of singlecoloured birch mice S. armenica sp. n. (Rodentia, Dipodidae, Sicista) from Lesser Caucasus. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 67(2): 300-304.


Other references:

Baloyan, S., Shenbrot, G. & Bukhnikashvili, A. 2015. Sicista armenica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T20185A78394077. Downloaded on 01 February 2018.

Gromov, I.M. and Erbaeva, M.A. 1995. Mammal fauna of Russia and adjacent territories. Lagomorphs and Rodents. Russian Academy of Science, Zoological Institut, St. Petersburg.

Rusin, M., Ghazaryan, A., Hayrapetyan, T., Papov, G. and Martynov, A. (2017). Rediscovery of Armenian birch mouse, Sicista armenica (Mammalia, Rodentia, Smithidae). Vestnik zoologii 51(5): 443-446. [Abstract]

Shenbrot, G.I., Sokolov, V.E., Heptner, V.G. and Kovalskaya, Y.M. 1995. Mammals of Russia and adjacent regions. Jerboas and birchmice. Nauka Press, Moscow, Russia.

Sokolov V. E., Baskevich M. I., Kovalskaya Yu. M. 1981. Revision of singlecoloured birch mice of the Caucasus: cryptic species Sicista caucasica Vinogradov and S. kluchorica sp. n. (Rodentia, Dipodoidea). Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 65(6): 949-952.


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