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Barcode data: Cricetulus migratorius
Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cricetulus migratorius
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 73
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
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- 1996Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)
Gray dwarf hamster
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 188.8.131.52. As it can deliver a painful bite, it is an idea to wear gloves when lifting this creature.
It is found in parts of Asia and Eastern Europe including 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.
- Amori, G. 1996. Cricetulus migratorius. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
- Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
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