Chinese striped hamster

Chinese striped hamster

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Cricetulus barabensis

The Chinese striped hamster, also known as the striped dwarf hamster, is a species of hamster. It is distributed across Northern Asia, from southern Siberia through Mongolia and northeastern China to northern North Korea. An adult Chinese striped hamster weighs 20 to 35 g, and has a body length of 72 to 116 mm with a tail of 15 to 26 mm . It is smaller and has a much shorter tail than the greater long-tailed hamster, Tscherskia triton, which inhabits much of the same range.

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1. Chinese striped hamster Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_striped_hamster
2. Chinese striped hamster on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/5524/115072992

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