Species Bathyergus janetta Thomas and Schwann, 1904 (Namaqua dune mole rat)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • - phylum: Chordata
  • -- class: Mammalia
  • --- order: Rodentia
  • ---- family: Bathyergidae
  • ----- species: Bathyergus janetta
Characteristics:herbivore; length: 25cm; grey fur with a broad darker band from head to tail; large round head; short tail; tiny eyes and ears; well developed incisors; short legs;
Countries:
ZA
South Africa
Ecoregions:
AT1203
Montane fynbos and renosterveld
AT1322
Succulent Karoo
Links:
References:Stuart and Stuart 2007: 100
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Permission: Public Domain

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