All Names

  • English
    • Desert Hamster
    • Roborovski Dwarf Hamster
    • Roborowski’s Hamster
  • Scientific Names
    • Phodopus roborovskii
    • Phodopus bedfordiae
    • Phodopus praedilectus
    • Phodopus przewalskii

Guide Colors



Taxonomic changes »

Taxon schemes »

Make taxonomic Flickr tags for this taxon »

Invite photos from other sites »

Wikipedia taxobox »

Search descendant taxa »

Embed a widget for this taxon on your website »

Recent observations

No one's observed a Desert Hamster (Phodopus roborovskii) .
View all observations

Description from Wikipedia

Roborovski hamsters (Phodopus roborovskii; formerly, Cricetulus bedfordiae) or desert hamsters (also known simply as Robos or Robs) are the smallest of all dwarf hamsters, averaging under 2 cm (1 inch) at birth, and between 4.5-5 cm (2 inches) and 20-25 g (1 oz) during adulthood. Distinguishing characteristics of the Roborovskis are eyebrow-like white spots and the lack of any dorsal stripe (found on the other members of the Phodopus genus). The average lifespan for the Roborovski...

Logo eee 15px

Conservation Summary