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SPECIES Cricetulus sokolovi

Author:Orlov and Malygin, 1988.
Citation:Zool. Zh., 67: 305.
Common Name:Sokolov’s Dwarf Hamster
Type Locality:W Mongolia, Bayan Hongor, SW shore Orog Nuur Lake (fide Pavlinov, 2002, in litt).
Distribution:W and S Mongolia, C Nei Mongol of N China.
Status:IUCN – Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:A species well defined by chromosomal and pelage traits (Malyguin et al., 1992; Orlov and Malygin, 1988). Samples from Mongolia had been identified as C. obscurus (Kral et al., 1984, and references therein; Orlov and Malygin, 1988); true obscurus is a form of C. barabensis.



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