Taxon profile


mole rats
Bathyergidae Waterhouse, 1841

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Rodentia - rodents »  suborder Hystricomorpha - Hystricomorphs

Other names

= blesmoles

Intertaxon relationships

predator: Leptailurus serval (Schreber, 1776) - Serval

Included taxa

Number of records: 6

genus Bathyergus Illiger, 1811
genus Cryptomys Gray, 1864
genus Fukomys Kock et al., 2006
genus Georychus Illiger, 1811
genus Heliophobius Peters, 1846 - Silvery Mole Rats
genus Heterocephalus Rüppell, 1842 - Naked Mole Rats

Links and literature

CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Bathyergidae]

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