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SPECIES Sicista armenica

Author:Sokolov and Baskevich, 1988.
Citation:Zool. Zh., 67(2): 301.
Common Name:Armenian Birch Mouse
Type Locality:NW Armyanskaya, Malyy Kavkaz, Pazdanskiy Region, Pambakskiy Range, near Ankavan, head of Marmarik River, subalpine zone, 2200 m.
Distribution:Known only from the type locality.
Status:IUCN Critically Endangered.
Comments:Sokolov and Baskevich (1988) presented karyological and spermatozoal characters that distinguished S. armenica from S. caucasica, S. kluchorica, and S. kazbegica. See also comment under Sicista. Recognized by Pavlinov and Rossolimo (1998) and reviewed by Gromov and Erbajeva (1995) and Shenbrot et al. (1995).
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