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

Northern birch mouse - Sicista betulina (Pallas, 1779)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1343


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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

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Berkenmuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Birkemus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Birkimús Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bjørkemus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Buskmus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Északi szöcskeegér Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kasetriibik Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Koivuhiiri Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Meza sicista Latvian Latvian NRC
Myšivka horská Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Myšovka horská Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Northern birch mouse English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Ratón listado nórdico Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Severna brezova miš Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Siciste des bouleaux French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Sminto betulino Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Waldbirkenmaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
No synonyms available.

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

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

23 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2014-01-28 Denmark 2nd submission 2007-2012 DK_species_reports-131220-95922.xml
2014-01-04 Romania RO Art.17 2007-2012 Report from 31 December 2013 RO_species_reports.xml
2013-12-30 Lithuania Third LT report on Art.17,2007-2012 LT_species_reports-131230-135438.xml
2013-12-30 Sweden Report on Implementation Measures (Art.17.1)_delivery 2013 SE_species_reports-131230-111623.xml
2013-12-20 Germany German national report 2013 DE_species_reports.xml
2013-12-17 Slovakia Art 17 report for the period 2007 - 2012 - second delivery SK_species_reports-131217-132945.xml
2013-12-09 Poland Habitats Directive Art. 17 Report PL_species_reports.xml
2013-10-18 Latvia LATVIA_2007-2012 LV_species_reports-131018-113252.xml
2013-10-11 Austria Art 17 HD AT_species_reports-13916-161758.xml
2013-10-07 Finland Habitat directive reporting (FI) 2007-2012 FI_species_reports.xml
2013-09-17 Estonia Eesti2013 EE_species_reports-13917-14855.xml
2013-08-23 Czechia CZ_Rep_HDArt17_2013_2nd_submission:corrected CZ_species_reports.xml
2008-04-14 Estonia eesti Species questionnaire for Sicista betulina
2008-04-10 Germany German national report Sicista betulina
2008-03-03 Lithuania Buveiniu direktyvos igyvendinimo ataskaita Species questionnaire for Sicista betulina
2008-02-26 Denmark DK Species questionnaire for Sicista betulina
2008-02-22 Austria Article 17 report Austria Species questionnaire for Sicista betulina
2008-02-22 Slovakia report under habitats directive Sicista betulina
2008-01-11 Finland Suomi virallinen Species questionnaire for Sicista betulina
2007-10-02 Sweden Report on Implementation Measures (Art.17.1)_delivery 2007 Species questionnaire for Sicista betulina
2007-10-02 Latvia LATVIA 2001-2006 Sicista betulina
2007-10-01 Poland Report on Implementation Measures Species questionnaire for Sicista betulina
2007-10-01 Czechia Species and Habitats Species questionnaire for Sicista betulina
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