Turkish hamster

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Turkish hamster
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Mesocricetus brandti

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.

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  1. Kryštufek, B., Yigit, N. & Amori, G. (2008). "Mesocricetus brandti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 14 Jule 2009. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link) Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of near threatened