Hamster


Scientific classification
Kingdom ---> Animalia
Phylum ---> Chordata
Subphylum ---> Vertebrata
Class ---> Mammalia
Order ---> Rodentia
Suborder ---> Myomorpha
Superfamily ---> Muroidea
Family ---> Cricetidae
Subfamily ---> Cricetinae


Subfamily Cricetinae
Genus Allocricetulus
  • Species A. curtatus — Mongolian Hamster
  • Species A. eversmanni — Kazakh Hamster, also called Eversmann's Hamster



Genus Cansumys
  • Species C. canus — Gansu Hamster
Genus Cricetulus
  • Species C. alticola — Ladak Hamster
  • Species C. barabensis, including "C. pseudogriseus" and "C. obscurus" — Chinese Striped Hamster, also called Chinese Hamster; Striped Dwarf Hamster
  • Species C. griseus — Chinese (Dwarf) Hamster, also called Rat Hamster
  • Species C. kamensis — Tibetan Hamster
  • Species C. longicaudatus — Long-tailed Hamster
  • Species C. migratorius — Armenian Hamster, also called Migratory Grey Hamster; Grey Hamster; Grey Dwarf Hamster; Migratory Hamster
  • Species C. sokolovi — Sokolov's Hamster

Genus Cricetus
  • Species C. cricetus — European Hamster, also called Common Hamster or Black-Bellied Field Hamster
  • Species C. nehringi — Rummanian Hamster
Genus Mesocricetus — Golden Hamsters

  • Species M. auratus — Syrian Hamster, also called the Golden Hamster or "Teddy Bear" hamster
  • Species M. brandti — Turkish hamster, also called Brandt's Hamster; Azerbaijani Hamster
  • Species M. newtoni — Romanian Hamster
  • Species M. raddei — Ciscaucasian Hamster
Genus Phodopus — Dwarf Hamsters
  • Species P. campbelli — Campbell's Russian Dwarf Hamster
  • Species P. roborovskii — Roborovski Hamster, the smallest and fastest of the hamster species
  • Species P. sungorus — Winter White Russian Dwarf Hamster
Genus Tscherskia

  • Species T. triton — Greater Long-tailed Hamster, also called Korean Hamster


Similar animals


Note that there are some rodents that are sometimes called "hamsters" that are not currently classified in the hamster subfamily Cricetinae. These include the Maned Hamster or Crested Hamster, which is really the Maned Rat (Lophiomys imhausi), although not nearly as marketable under that name. Others are the mouse-like hamsters (Calomyscus spp.), and the white-tailed rat (Mystromys albicaudatus).
Source : wikipedia