Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Rodentia > Family: Dipodidae > Genus: Sicista > Species: Sicista subtilis

Southern birch mouse - Sicista subtilis (Pallas, 1773)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 8 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
Natura 2000 species code 2021


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
HUBN20034 Hungary Borsodi-Mezőség Map
ROSCI0058 Romania Dealul lui Dumnezeu Map
ROSCI0171 Romania Pădurea și pajiștile de la Mârzești Map
HUAN20004 Hungary Hernád-völgy és Sajóládi-erdő Map
ROSCI0265 Romania Valea lui David Map
PLH060029 Poland Żurawce Map
HUHN20002 Hungary Hortobágy Map
ROSCI0295 Romania Dealurile Clujului de Est Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Arokoivuhiiri Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Csikos szöcskeegér Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Driekleurige muis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Myšivka stepní Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Myšovka stepná Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ratón listado estepárico Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Siciste des steppes French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sminto Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
smuzka stepowa Polish Polish NRC
Southern birch mouse English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Stäppmus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Stepitriibik Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Steppemus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Steppemus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Steppenbirkenmaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Stepska brezova miš Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Mus subtilis Pallas, 1773
Sicista loriger (Nathusius, 1840)
Sminthus loriger Nathusius, 1840
Sminthus normanni Keyserling & Blasius, 1840
Mus interstriatus Petényi, 1882
Mus interzonus Petényi, 1882
Mus tristriatus Petényi, 1882
Mus virgulosus Petényi, 1882
Mus tripartitus Petényi, 1882
Sicista trizona (Petényi, 1882)
Sminthus vagus Blasius, 1857
Sicista vagans (Blasius, 1857)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

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