Hamster scientific name?

Hamsters are small rodents, which are crepuscular (which means that they stay inactive during most of the daytime), mostly omnivorous and can be found in many parts of the world and are considered good pets by many people. All species of Hamsters belong to the 'Critenae' subfamily, which includes about 25 species being the golden or Syrian hamster (Mesocricetus uratus) the most common species to be kept as pets.