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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.


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The Family Bathyergidae is a member of the Order Rodentia. Here is the complete "parentage" of Bathyergidae:

The Family Bathyergidae is further organized into finer groupings including:


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Bathyergus is the genus of dune mole rats endemic to South Africa. It contains two species ? B. janetta, the Namaqua Dune Mole Rat, and B. suillus, the Cape Dune Mole Rat. [more]


Cryptomys is the genus of common mole rats, endemic to Africa. Most of the species formerly placed in this genus were moved to the genus Fukomys in 2006. [more]


The Cape Mole Rat (Georychus capensis) is a species of mole rat found in the southwestern and southern parts of the Cape of Good Hope Province in South Africa. It the only species in the genus Georychus. [more]


The silvery mole rat, silvery blesmol, or silky mole rat (Heliophobius argenteocinereus) is a species of mole rat that occurs in sandy soil of savannas and woodlands of southern Kenya, throughout Tanzania, and parts of southeastern Zaire to central Mozambique and Malawi. This species is solitary dwelling and aggressive. Little else is known about its ecology or behavior. It is the only species of the genus Heliophobius. [more]



At least 4 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Heterocephalus.

More info about the Genus Heterocephalus may be found here.


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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 01:12:31