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  • noun

Synonyms for Cricetus

type genus of the Cricetidae: Old World hamsters

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The subfamily Cricetinae is currently composed of seven genera: Allocricetulus, Cansumys, Cricetulus, Cricetus, Mesocricetus, Phodopus, and Tscherskia, with a total of eighteen species (Musser and Carleton 2005).