New record of Kashmir Birch Mouse Sicista concolor leathemi (Thomas, 1893) (Rodentia: Sminthidae) in the Indian Himalaya

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S.S. Talmale
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7363-6227
Avtar Kaur Sidhu
Uttam Saikia
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9184-8071

Abstract

Birch mice are grouped under the monotypic genus Sicista Gray, 1827 and placed under the family Sminthidae. They are distributed over the Palearctic ream and the fragmented population of the species Sicista concolor reported from China, North Pakistan and India in Himalayan region. The present communication is a range extension of the Kashmir Birch mouse, Sicista concolor leathemi in Indian Himalaya and first report from Himachal Pradesh.

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S.S. Talmale, Avtar Kaur Sidhu and Uttam Saikia 2021. New record of Kashmir Birch Mouse Sicista concolor leathemi (Thomas, 1893) (Rodentia: Sminthidae) in the Indian Himalaya. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 14 (Dec. 2021), 20295–20298. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.7770.13.14.20295-20298.
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