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SPECIES Sicista tianshanica

Author:Salensky, 1903.
Citation:Ezheg. Zool. Muz. Akad. Nauk, 8: 17.
Common Name:Tien Shan Birch Mouse
Type Locality:China, Xinjiang, S slope Tien Shan Mtns, between Kapchagay (Chapzagai-gol) and Tsaima (Zanma) Rivers.
Distribution:Tien Shan Mtns of Kazakhstan (see Sludskii, 1977); Tien Shan Mtns and E Tarbagatay Mtns of Xinjiang, China (see Ma et al., 1987; Wang, 2003); see overall distribution map in Shenbrot et al. (1995).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Sokolov et al. (1982, 1987b) and Sokolov and Kovalskaya (1990) gave karyological and spermatozoal characters that distinguish this species from S. caudata, and from S. concolor (Sokolov et al., 1980). See also comment under Sicista. Listed by Pavlinov and Rossolimo (1998) and reviewed by Gromov and Erbajeva (1995) and Shenbrot et al. (1995).
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