Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Dipodidae
Subfamily : Sicistinae
Genus : Sicista
Facts about the genus Sicista, the birch mice
Within the subfamily Zapodidae, Sicista is more primitive than Zapus and Napaeozapus because it lacks some of their derived features.
Birch mice are brown or yellowish brown with slightly paler underparts, and some . (Full text)
Generally, birch mice are mostly active at night.
Family Zapodidae- these jumping mice and birch mice are found widely spread in the Northern Hemisphere.