Common hamster

About the Border between Two Phylogroups of the Common Hamster (Cricetus cricetus) (Cricetinae, Rodentia)

The Common hamster (Cricetus cricetus) is the rodent with one of the largest range (6 million km2). There were four phylogenetic lineages earlier recovered in Western Europe, Ukraine and Bryansk Province of Russia: “North”, “Рannonia”, E1 and E0. E1 was previously reported from South-Eastern Poland and Western Ukraine and never been found in sympatry with “Pannonia” although the closest distance between them was estimated as 20 km. The question is whether the sympatry of E1 and E0 phylogroups exists?

Seasonal Changes in Burrowing of the Common Hamster (Cricetus cricetus L., 1758) (Rodentia: Cricetidae) in the City

The Common hamster (Cricetus cricetus) has been intensively colonizing cities during the last decades. Changes in the burrow numbers and their distribution over an area might be important indicators of the population status for the Common hamster in an urban environment. In this study, we consider the character of the burrow distribution on the experimental plot (2.2 ha) situated in the park of Simferopol City, Russian Federation. The brushwood and tree vegetation on this plot had been previously mapped in detail.