Phodopus campbelli 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Cricetidae

Scientific Name: Phodopus campbelli (Thomas, 1905)
Common Name(s):
English Campbell's Hamster
Phodopus crepidatus Hollister, 1912
Phodopus sungorus Gromov & Baranova, 1981 ssp. tuvinicus
Taxonomic Notes: Will be transferred to family Cricetidae.

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): Lkhagvasuren, D. & Shar, S.
This species has a large population size and a wide distribution. No decline in population size has been detected, and there are no known widespread major threats, therefore it is listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Distributed in steppes and semi-deserts in Kazakhstan, Tuva and Transbaikalia (Russia), W and C Mongolia, and N China (Heilongjiang, Nei Mongol, Xinjiang).
Countries occurrence:
China; Kazakhstan; Mongolia; Russian Federation
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:No data are available at present, although it is believed to be relatively common.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Occurs in grasslands, semi-desert and desert; more likely to be found living on soils with a firmer substrate than P. roborovskii. Burrows (4-6 vertical entrances) lead to a nest chamber as deep as 1 m (but normally shallower) and food caches of seeds. May occupy burrows of Meriones, rather than digging their own. Diet primarily seeds and plants, but known to consume insects. Nocturnal or crepuscular; do not hibernate. Breeds from April-October, producing 3-4 litters of 4-8 young following a 20-22 day gestation period. Juveniles may become reproductively active in their first year.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation may be resulting through grazing by increasing numbers of livestock. Drying of water sources and droughts also threaten this species, although it remains unclear if these represent natural environmental changes or are driven by anthropogenic activity. These are not major threats to the species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs within protected areas all over the area (approximately 6% of the species’ range in Mongolia).
Further research is recommended.

Errata [top]

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

Classifications [top]

3. Shrubland -> 3.5. Shrubland - Subtropical/Tropical Dry
8. Desert -> 8.2. Desert - Temperate
8. Desert -> 8.3. Desert - Cold
2. Land/water management -> 2.1. Site/area management

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Conservation sites identified:Yes, over entire range
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.1. Taxonomy
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
1. Research -> 1.5. Threats
1. Research -> 1.6. Actions
3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Available at: (Accessed: 07 December 2016).

IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-1. Available at: (Accessed: 27 April 2017).

Wilson, D.E. and Reeder, D.M. 1993. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, USA.

Citation: Cassola, F. 2016. Phodopus campbelli (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T17035A115139470. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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