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Overview

Distribution

Range Description

The present range of the grey hamster extends from eastern Europe through Russia and central Asia to Mongolia and western China. The southernmost edge of its range extends through Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India (Jammu and Kashmir). It has also been recorded from Greece (but has not been recorded there in the last 35 years: G. Mitsain pers. comm. 2007), Turkish Thrace, and Bulgaria. In Turkey, occurs up to 2,300 m (B. Krystufek pers. comm.). The majority of records are from above 1,000 m. It has been recorded up to 4,300 m in the Pamir mountains of central Asia (Vohralík 1999).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It originally occurred in dry grasslands, steppes and semideserts. Now, it also inhabits agricultural land and gardens, sometimes even living in houses. Arid areas with relatively sparse vegetation are preferred, and forests and damp habitats are avoided (Vohralík 1999). It typically feeds on roots, shoots and seeds. A burrowing, nocturnal rodent.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Cricetulus migratorius

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.   Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.  Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

NNNNNNNNNNNNGGGATAGTAGGAACAGCCCTTAGCATTCTTATTCGAGCAGAACTTGGTCAGCCCGGGGCCTTATTGGGGGATGATCAAATCTACAACGTTGTAGTAACTGCTCATGCATTCGTAATAATCTTTTTCATGGTTATACCTATAATAATCGGCGGATTTGGGAACTGGTTAGTACCCCTAATAATTGGAGCCCCAGACATAGCATTCCCTCGTATAAATAATATAAGCTTCTGGCTTCTACCACCTTCATTTCTTCTACTTTTAGCTTCATCAATAGTTGAGGCAGGAGCCGGAACAGGATGGACAGTTTACCCTCCACTAGCCGGAAACTTAGCTCACGCAGGGGCTTCCGTGGATCTCACCATTTTCTCCCTTCACTTAGCAGGTGTCTCATCAATCCTCGGGGCTATCAATTTTATTACCACAATCATCAACATGAAGCCCCCAGCTATGACACAATACCAAACGCCCCTATTTGTATGGTCAGTCCTAATCACAGCTGTACTACTACTATTATCCTTACCAGTTCTAGCCGCAGGTATTACAATACTGCTTACAGACCGCAACTTAAATACTACGTTCTTTGACCCTGCGGGTGGAGGTGACCCCATCTTGTACCAACACTTATTC
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cricetulus migratorius

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 73
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Kryštufek, B., Bukhnikashvili, A., Sozen, M. & Isfendiyaroglu, S.

Reviewer/s
Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Temple, H. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

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Justification
This species has a very wide range, and is abundant in at least parts of its range. No major threats are known at the global level. For these reasons, it is evaluated as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
A common species in appropriate habitats in the Caucasus and Central Asia. In Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, the species is synathropic, and sometimes more abundant than Mus musculus. However, in other parts of its range (e.g. the Balkans) it is scarce and sporadic.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
No major threats are known at the global level.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is found in many protected areas throughout its wide range. Surveys are required to determine population status and trends, and research is needed to determine the species' requirements and investigate potential threats.
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Wikipedia

Gray dwarf hamster

The gray dwarf hamster or grey hamster or migratory hamster (Cricetulus migratorius) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.

It is found in Afghanistan, Armenia, Bulgaria, China, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Moldova, Mongolia, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. Its natural habitat is rocky areas.

Description[edit]

The gray dwarf hamster has gray fur and a head-body length ranging from 80 to 117 mm. It weighs 33 to 38 g. Its dental formula is 1.0.0.31.0.3.3 [1]

Distribution[edit]

It is found in Afghanistan, Armenia, Bulgaria, China, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Moldova, Mongolia, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. It lives in grassland, woodland and steep wooded slopes in forest steppe. Its natural habitat is rocky areas.

Can deliver a painful bite, so it is an idea to wear gloves when lifting this creature.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacDonald, David; Priscilla Barret (1993). Mammals of Britain & Europe 1. London: HarperCollins. pp. 237–238. ISBN 0-00-219779-0. 


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