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SPECIES Sicista caudata

Author:Thomas, 1907.
Citation:Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1907: 413.
Common Name:Long-tailed Birch Mouse
Type Locality:Russia, Sakhalin Oblast, Sakhalin Isl, 17 miles NW Korsakov.
Distribution:Ussuri region of NE China (Heilongjiang, Jilin; Wang, 2003) and Primorski Kray, Sikhote-Alin range, N Korea, and Sakhalin Isl, Russia; see map in Shenbrot et al. (1995).
Status:IUCN Endangered.
Comments:Sokolov et al. (1982, 1987b) and Sokolov and Kovalskaya (1990) gave karyological and spermatozooal characters that distinguished this species from S. tianshanica, and from S. concolor (Sokolov et al., 1980). See also comment under Sicista and S. concolor. Korean range is discussed by Won and Smith (1999). Populations in Russia reviewed by Gromov and Erbajeva (1995) and Shenbrot et al. (1995).
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