Tscherskia triton 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Tscherskia triton (de Winton, 1899)
Common Name(s):
English Greater Long-tailed Hamster
Cricetulus nestor Thomas, 1907
Cricetus triton de Winton, 1899
Tscherskia albipes Ognev, 1914

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-08-18
Assessor(s): Cassola, F.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
Contributor(s): Tsytsulina, K.
Species with stable population trend and no major threats, therefore is listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:It occurs in NE China, Korea and Russian Far East.
Countries occurrence:
China; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Korea, Republic of; Russian Federation
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Population [top]

Population:There are no data available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Generally found in open xeric areas, marches with shrubs and river banks. Also found at field edges, along canals, roads, and rice fields. Constructs deep vertical burrows in which it caches vast quanties of seed in a large storage chamber. Feds on seeds of wild and cultivated plants (soy, corn, sunflower). Occasionally known to harvest leaves. Stores food for winter, up to 10 kg. Primarily nocturnal, although can be seen active during the day. Life expectancy about one year (they tend to waste away following breeding). Reproductive season from April to October (May to August in China). Breed 2-3 times and generally produce litters of from 8-10 young. Maximum registred litter size is 24.
Generation Length (years):1-2

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats to the species. However, change in water regime and marshes drainage may influence local distribution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Has been considered an agricultural pest. Listed in the China Red List as Least Concern.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Tscherskia triton (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22432A115166449. . Downloaded on 19 June 2018.
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