Common mole-rats

Common mole-rats

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Bathyergidae
Genus : Cryptomys


Facts about the genus Cryptomys, the common mole-rats

In general, the behavioural audiogram of Cryptomys is in many aspects comparable with the available audiograms of other subterranean rodents.

Distribution: Common mole rats are found in southwestern Cape Province, South Africa. (Full text)

§ The adaptations of common mole-rats are examples

I chuckled when the writers put forth their false claim that "Common mole-rats are completely sightless," since a nearby photograph clearly showed a mole-rat's eye. (Full text)

Zambian common mole-rats are subterranean rodents which live in families with only one female breeding.

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