Tibetan dwarf hamster

Tibetan dwarf hamster

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Cricetinae
Species : Cricetulus alticola

 

The Tibetan dwarf hamster is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Tibetan dwarf hamster
A young / baby of a Tibetan dwarf hamster is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Tibetan dwarf hamster group is called a 'horde'.
Countries
China, India and Nepal

Facts about the Tibetan dwarf hamster

brandti likes dry, rocky steppes, sometimes near cultivated fields, found up to 2800m elevations but not above, while the Ladek Hamster (cricetulus alticola) is found at 13,500ft. (Full text)

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