Sokolov's dwarf hamster

Sokolov's dwarf hamster

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Cricetulus sokolovi

Sokolov's dwarf hamster is a species of rodent in the hamster and vole family Cricetidae. Previously listed as conspecific with Chinese striped hamster, it has been listed as a separate species since 1988. It has a distinctive dark stripe down its back on and otherwise grey body. It is found in China and Mongolia, and lives in burrows beneath desert shrubs.

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1. Sokolov's dwarf hamster Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokolov's_dwarf_hamster
2. Sokolov's dwarf hamster on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/5527/115073247

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