Turkish Hamster

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Turkish hamster
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Superfamily: Muroidea
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Cricetinae
Genus: Mesocricetus
Species: M. brandti
Binomial name
Mesocricetus brandti
(Nehring, 1898)

The Turkish Hamster (Mesocricetus brandti) is a species of hamster closely related to the Syrian hamster. It is used as a laboratory animal in scientific research, but is not widely available on the pet market.

Sources[change | edit source]

  1. Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N. & Amori, G. (2008). Mesocricetus brandti. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2008. Retrieved on 14 Jule 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of near threatened