Cricetus cricetus Linnaeus 1758 (European hamster)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Cricetidae

Alternative combination: Mus cricetus

Synonym: Cricetus germanicus Kerr 1792

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Cricetus according to P. Mein and M. Freudenthal 1971

See also Allen 1895, Linnaeus 1758 and Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Cricetus barrieri, Cricetus kormosi, Cricetus lophidens

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore


• Quaternary of the Czech Republic (3 collections), France (3), Germany (6), Hungary (13), Italy (11), Kazakhstan (1), Romania (12), the United Kingdom (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Hungary (2)

• Pliocene of Kazakhstan (1)

Total: 54 collections each including a single occurrence

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