|Scientific Name:||Phodopus sungorus (Pallas, 1773)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Will be transferred to family Cricetidae.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
A widespread species with no known major threats, hence listed as Least Concern.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||Distributed in dry steppes and semi-deserts of SW Siberia, E Kazakhstan, and in one isolated area in Khakassia (Russia).|
Native:Kazakhstan; Russian Federation
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|Population:||Precise data are unavailable. Population size fluctuations are significant. In some areas it is abundant, it is also a crop pest.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Inhabits dry plane and mountain steppes, including sandy, solty and rubbly ones. Solitary. Burrows have multiple passages with one or two cells. Wintering nest can be up to 1 m below the ground. Often uses other rodents' burrows, sometimes lives very close to other species. Does not hibernate. Feeds on seeds, insects and larvae. In winter accumulates a large amount of hypodermic fat that helps them to survive freezing temperatures. Reproduce during warm time of the year, sometimes in winter too. From April to September has 5-6 litters (in Kazakhstan), with 4-11 young in each. Young start to reproduce when their weight is about 20 g.|
|Generation Length (years):||1|
|Major Threat(s):||Threats to this species are not known. Habitat degradation may decrease the area of occupancy.|
|Conservation Actions:||Species occurs in some protected areas.|
|Errata reason:||This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.|
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 07 December 2016).
IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 April 2017).
|Citation:||Cassola, F. 2016. Phodopus sungorus. (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T17037A115139908.Downloaded on 22 November 2017.|
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