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SPECIES Mesocricetus raddei

Author:Nehring, 1894.
Citation:Zool. Anz., 18: 148.
Common Name:Ciscaucasian Hamster
Type Locality:Russia, N Caucasus, Dagestan, Samur River.
Distribution:Russia, steppes along N slopes of Caucasus from Dagestan to Don River and Sea of Azov.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Convincingly separated as a species on morphological and chromosomal grounds by Hamer and Schutowa (1965).
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    avaricus Ognev and Heptner, 1927
    nigricans (Brandt, 1832)
    nigriculus Nehring, 1898

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