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European Hamster
European Hamster
A wild European Hamster in open grounds.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Mesocricetus
Species: C. cricetus
Binomial name
Cricetus cricetus

The European Hamster is a rodent found in Eurasia. It is the sole member of the genus Cricetus. Despite have a widespread range, its numbers have declined in recent years.

Other names

It is also known as the Eurasian Hamster, Black-bellied Hamster, or Common Hamster.

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