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Cricetulus migratorius (gray dwarf hamster)

Wikipedia Abstract

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.
View Wikipedia Record: Cricetulus migratorius

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
5
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
27
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 11.15
EDGE Score: 2.5

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  30.8 grams

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Aegean and Western Turkey sclerophyllous and mixed forests Greece, Turkey, Macedonia Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub  
Afghan Mountains semi-desert Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Alai-Western Tian Shan steppe Kazahkstan, Uzbekistan, Tadjikistan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Alashan Plateau semi-desert China, Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Altai alpine meadow and tundra China, Kazakstan, Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Altai montane forest and forest steppe China, Kazakstan, Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Altai steppe and semi-desert Kazahkstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Anatolian conifer and deciduous mixed forests Turkey Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Arabian Desert and East Sahero-Arabian xeric shrublands Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Egypt , Iraq, Jordan, Syria Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Azerbaijan shrub desert and steppe Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Badghyz and Karabil semi-desert Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Tajikistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Baluchistan xeric woodlands Pakistan, Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Carpathian montane forests Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests Iran, Azerbaijan Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests    
Caspian lowland desert Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands  
Caucasus mixed forests Georgia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Armenia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Central Afghan Mountains xeric woodlands Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Central Anatolian deciduous forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Central Anatolian steppe Turkey Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Central Asian northern desert Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Central Asian riparian woodlands Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Central Asian southern desert Turkmenistan stretching, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Central European mixed forests Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Moldovia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Central Persian desert basins Iran, Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Central Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Crimean Submediterranean forest complex Russia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
East Afghan montane conifer forests Pakistan, Afghanistan Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
East European forest steppe Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Eastern Anatolian deciduous forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Eastern Anatolian montane steppe Iran, Turkey, Armenia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eastern Gobi desert steppe China, Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Eastern Mediterranean conifer-sclerophyllous-broadleaf forests Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Syria Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Elburz Range forest steppe Iran Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests    
Emin Valley steppe China, Kazakstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Euxine-Colchic broadleaf forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Ghorat-Hazarajat alpine meadow Afghanistan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Gissaro-Alai open woodlands Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Gobi Lakes Valley desert steppe Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Great Lakes Basin desert steppe Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Helanshan montane conifer forests China Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Hindu Kush alpine meadow Afghanistan, Pakistan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Indus Valley desert Pakistan Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Junggar Basin semi-desert China, Kazakstan, Mongolia Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, India Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Kazakh forest steppe Russia, Kazakhstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Kazakh semi-desert Kazakhstan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Kazakh steppe Russia, Kazakhstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Kazakh upland Kazahkstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Kopet Dag semi-desert Iran, Turkmenistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Kopet Dag woodlands and forest steppe Iran, Turkmenistan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Kuh Rud and Eastern Iran montane woodlands Iran Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Mesopotamian shrub desert Iraq, Syria, Jordan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Middle East steppe Syria, Iraq Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
North Tibetan Plateau-Kunlun Mountains alpine desert China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Northern Anatolian conifer and deciduous forests Turkey Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Northwestern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows China, Pakistan, India Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Northwestern thorn scrub forests India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Ordos Plateau steppe China Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Pamir alpine desert and tundra China, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Paropamisus xeric woodlands Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Pontic steppe Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Red Sea Nubo-Sindian tropical desert and semi-desert Egypt, Jordan, Saudia Arabia, Yemen, Oman Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Registan-North Pakistan sandy desert Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Sarmatic mixed forests Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia, Sweden Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Sayan Alpine meadows and tundra Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Sayan montane conifer forests Mongolia, Russia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Scandinavian and Russian taiga Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
South Iran Nubo-Sindian desert and semi-desert Iran, Iraq, Pakistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
South Siberian forest steppe Russia Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Anatolian montane conifer and deciduous forests Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Sulaiman Range alpine meadows Afghanistan, Pakistan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Taklimakan desert China Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Tarim Basin deciduous forests and steppe China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Tian Shan foothill arid steppe China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Tian Shan montane conifer forests China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Tian Shan montane steppe and meadows China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Ural montane forests and tundra Russia Palearctic Boreal Forests/Taiga
Western Himalayan subalpine conifer forests India, Pakistan, Nepal Indo-Malayan Temperate Coniferous Forests
Western Siberian hemiboreal forests Russia Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Zagros Mountains forest steppe Iran Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Amudarya Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 152861 Lebap, Turkmenistan  
Azraq Wetland Reserve IV   Jordan
Badghyz Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 215164 Turkmenistan  
Chernye Zemli Biosphere Reserve Zapovednik IV 621951 Russia  
EVRYTERI PERIOCHI GALAXEIDIOU 30041 Greece  
Galichia Gora Zapovednik Ia 568 Lipetsk, Russia
Kaplankyr Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 1293994 Turkmenistan  
Kopetdagh Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 125705 Turkmenistan  
KORYFES OROUS KYLLINI (ZIRIA) KAI CHARADRA FLAMPOURITSA 57882 Greece  
LIMNI TAKA 2553 Greece  
OROS CHELMOS (AROANIA) - FARANGI VOURAIKOU KAI PERIOCHI KALAVRYTON 79492 Greece  
OROS CHELMOS KAI YDATA STYGOS 43226 Greece  
OROS ZIREIA (KYLLINI) 50605 Greece  
PARALIAKI ZONI APO NAFPAKTO EOS ITEA 26239 Greece  
Repetek Biosphere Reserve 102089 Turkmenistan  
Syunt-Khasardagh Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 105306 Turkmenistan  
Tsentral'no-Chernozemny Biosphere Reserve Ia 13064 Kursk, Russia
Voronezhskiy Biosphere Reserve 95835 Russia  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website Map
Caucasus Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Russia, Turkey No
Himalaya Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan No
Irano-Anatolian Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Turkmenistan No
Mediterranean Basin Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey No
Mountains of Central Asia Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan No

Predators

Athene noctua (Little Owl)[2]
Uncia uncia (Snow leopard)[3]
Vormela peregusna (Marbled Polecat)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Amphalius spirataenius spirataenius[5]
Amphipsylla anceps[5]
Amphipsylla asiatica[5]
Amphipsylla dumalis[5]
Amphipsylla georgica[5]
Amphipsylla germani[5]
Amphipsylla kalabukhovi[5]
Amphipsylla kuznetzovi kuznetzovi[5]
Amphipsylla longispina longispina[5]
Amphipsylla montana[5]
Amphipsylla parthiana[5]
Amphipsylla phaiomydis iskul[5]
Amphipsylla phaiomydis phaiomydis[5]
Amphipsylla primaris beigiangensis[5]
Amphipsylla primaris mitis[5]
Amphipsylla primaris primaris[5]
Amphipsylla qinghaiensis[5]
Amphipsylla quadratedigita[5]
Amphipsylla rossica[5]
Amphipsylla schelkovnikovi[5]
Amphipsylla vinogradovi gansuensis[5]
Amphipsylla vinogradovi vinogradovi[5]
Aprostatandrya macrocephala <Unverified Name>[6]
Aspiculuris tetraptera <Unverified Name>[6]
Aspiculuris tschertkovi <Unverified Name>[6]
Callopsylla caspia caspia[5]
Callopsylla caspia fragilis[5]
Callopsylla caspia gaiskii[5]
Callopsylla caspia tiflovi[5]
Callopsylla dolabris[5]
Callopsylla saxatilis[5]
Callopsylla streeti[5]
Capillaria murissylvatici <Unverified Name>[6]
Capillaria papillosa <Unverified Name>[6]
Catenotaenia afghana <Unverified Name>[6]
Catenotaenia cricetorum <Unverified Name>[6]
Ceratophyllus sinicus[5]
Chaetopsylla homoea[5]
Citellophilus altaicus[5]
Citellophilus lebedewi princeps[5]
Conothobius conothoae[5]
Coptopsylla lamellifer ardua[5]
Coptopsylla mesghalii[5]
Ctenophthalmus acuminatus[5]
Ctenophthalmus arvalis[5]
Ctenophthalmus dux[5]
Ctenophthalmus golovi alpestris[5]
Ctenophthalmus inornatus[5]
Ctenophthalmus iranus iranus[5]
Ctenophthalmus iranus persicus[5]
Ctenophthalmus proximus[5]
Ctenophthalmus rettigi smiti[5]
Ctenophthalmus secundus asiaticus[5]
Ctenophthalmus secundus secundus[5]
Ctenophthalmus shovi[5]
Ctenophthalmus spalacis[5]
Ctenophthalmus teres[5]
Ctenophthalmus wladimiri[5]
Echidnophaga gallinacea (sticktight flea)[5]
Echidnophaga murina[5]
Echidnophaga oschanini[5]
Frontopsylla elata glabra[5]
Frontopsylla elata taishiri[5]
Frontopsylla elatoides elatoides[5]
Frontopsylla elatoides longa[5]
Frontopsylla frontalis baibacina[5]
Frontopsylla frontalis baikal[5]
Frontopsylla mutata[5]
Frontopsylla ornata[5]
Ganguleterakis spumosa <Unverified Name>[6]
Heligmosomoides yorkei <Unverified Name>[6]
Hepaticola hepatica <Unverified Name>[6]
Hydatigera taeniaeformis[6]
Hymenolepis diminuta <Unverified Name>[6]
Leptopsylla algira popovi[5]
Leptopsylla nana[5]
Leptopsylla sexdentata[5]
Leptopsylla taschenbergi taschenbergi[5]
Mastophorus muris[6]
Mathevotaenia symmetrica <Unverified Name>[6]
Megabothris rectangulatus[5]
Mesocestoides lineatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Mesopsylla apscheronica[5]
Mesopsylla eucta shikho[5]
Mesopsylla hebes hebes[5]
Neopsylla bidentatiformis[5]
Neopsylla compar[5]
Neopsylla democratica[5]
Neopsylla mana[5]
Neopsylla meridiana[5]
Neopsylla pleskei ariana[5]
Neopsylla pleskei armeniaca[5]
Neopsylla pleskei orientalis[5]
Neopsylla pleskei pleskei[5]
Neopsylla siboi[5]
Neopsylla teratura teratura[5]
Nosopsyllus afghanus[5]
Nosopsyllus baltazardi[5]
Nosopsyllus consimilis[5]
Nosopsyllus fidus[5]
Nosopsyllus iranus attenuatus[5]
Nosopsyllus iranus iranus[5]
Nosopsyllus laeviceps ellobii[5]
Nosopsyllus laeviceps laeviceps[5]
Nosopsyllus mikulini[5]
Nosopsyllus mokrzeckyi[5]
Nosopsyllus philippovi philippovi[5]
Nosopsyllus sarinus sarinus[5]
Nosopsyllus sincerus[5]
Nosopsyllus turkmenicus turkmenicus[5]
Ophthalmopsylla extrema[5]
Ophthalmopsylla jettmari[5]
Ophthalmopsylla kukuschkini[5]
Ophthalmopsylla praefecta pernix[5]
Ophthalmopsylla volgensis arnoldi[5]
Ophthalmopsylla volgensis tuoliensis[5]
Ophthalmopsylla volgensis volgensis[5]
Oropsylla silantiewi[5]
Palaeopsylla gromovi[5]
Paradoxopsyllus dashidorzhii[5]
Paradoxopsyllus gussevi[5]
Paradoxopsyllus paucichaetus[5]
Paradoxopsyllus scorodumovi[5]
Paradoxopsyllus spinosus[5]
Paramonopsyllus desertus[5]
Pectinoctenus ctenophora[5]
Pectinoctenus lauta[5]
Pectinoctenus nemorosa[5]
Pectinoctenus pectiniceps[5]
Physocephalus quadrialatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Plagiorchis elegans[6]
Pulex irritans (human flea)[5]
Rhadinopsylla bivirgis[5]
Rhadinopsylla cedestis[5]
Rhadinopsylla dahurica vicina[5]
Rhadinopsylla li murium[5]
Rhadinopsylla semenovi[5]
Rhadinopsylla syriaca[5]
Rhadinopsylla ucrainica[5]
Rodentolepis merionis <Unverified Name>[6]
Rodentolepis microstoma <Unverified Name>[6]
Rodentolepis straminea[6]
Stenoponia tripectinata tripectinata[5]
Taenia polyacantha[6]
Wagnerina liui[5]
Wagnerina schelkovnikovi[5]
Wagnerina tecta tecta[5]
Xenopsylla conformis conformis[5]
Xenopsylla gerbilli minax[5]
Xenopsylla skrjabini[5]

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Citations

Species recognized by Musser G.G., 09-Jun-2004, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Felisa A. Smith, S. Kathleen Lyons, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Kate E. Jones, Dawn M. Kaufman, Tamar Dayan, Pablo A. Marquet, James H. Brown, and John P. Haskell. 2003. Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403 2CONTRIBUTION TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE DIET OF IRANIAN BIRDS, Abolghasem Khaleghizadeh, Mohammad E. Sehhatisabet, Екологія, Беркут 15, Вип. 1-2. 2006. pp. 145-150 3RUKHSANA KHATOON, (2010) DIET SELECTION OF SNOW LEOPARD (Uncia uncia) IN CHITRAL AREA Master of Philosophy Thesis, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan 4Vormela peregusna, Wanda A. Gorsuch and Serge Larivi√®re, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 779, pp. 1-5 (2005) 5International Flea Database 6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators. Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access