Recent occurrences of Nothocricetulus migratorius in Southern Ukraine

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The dataset contains recent registrations of grey dwarf hamster (Nothocricetulus migratorius) in Southern Ukraine, that were collected by authors in 2019-2021.

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Rusin M, Gaidash A, Sokolovskiy D, Ghazali M (2021): Recent occurrences of Nothocricetulus migratorius in Southern Ukraine. v1.2. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Dataset/Occurrence.


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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 667e38d0-8625-4df6-b3c3-dde744a9586c.  Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.


Occurrence; southern Ukraine; Ukraine; mammals; biodiversity; Nothocricetulus; Nothocricetulus migratorius; rodents; Rodentia; grey dwarf hamster; hamster; fauna; Occurrence


Mikhail Rusin
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Author | Principal Investigator
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine | Kyiv Zoo
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv
Aleksandr Gaidash
  • Originator
Danube Biosphere Reserve
Dmitriy Sokolovskiy
  • Originator
originator | independent researcher
Maria Ghazali
  • Originator
senior researcher | originator
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv
Oleksii Marushchak
  • Custodian Steward
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv

Geographic Coverage

Dataset consists of findings from Southern Ukraine: Odesa, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.

Bounding Coordinates South West [45.213, 28.202], North East [48.225, 37.211]

Taxonomic Coverage

Dataset consists of findings of Nothocricetulus migratorius only.

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Cricetidae
Genus Nothocricetulus
Species Nothocricetulus migratorius

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2019-04-08 / 2021-10-08

Sampling Methods

Most of dwarf hamsters were captured using box (Longworth | Sherman | Schipanov) or pitfall live traps. Traps in each locality were exposed for 1-4 nights. All animals were marked and released. Recaptures were recorded as well. Some specimens were found dead (causes include poisoning from pesticides). Coordinates were recorded with GPS Garmin eTrex30x using both GPS and GLONASS. Accuracy in most cases was app. 3-5m.

Study Extent The dataset contains recent Nothocricetulus migratorius registrations in Southern Ukraine (Odesa, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions) in 2019-2021.
Quality Control The authors are fully responsible for the quality of data provided within the dataset.

Method step description:

  1. Conducting field expeditions.
  2. Installation and subsequent checking of traps.
  3. Species identification and marking of captured specimens.
  4. Georeferencing using gps-navigator.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 667e38d0-8625-4df6-b3c3-dde744a9586c