African mole rat

African mole rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Bathyergidae
Species : Cryptomys hottentotus

 

The African mole rat is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the African mole rat
A young / baby of a African mole rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A African mole rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Some facts about the
African mole rat

Adult weight : 0.133 kg (0.2926 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 11 years

Female maturity :450 days

Gestation : 81 days

Weaning : 46 days

Litter size : 3

Litters per year : 2

Interval between litters : 132 days

Weight at birth : 0.009 kg (0.0198 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.026 kg (0.0572 lbs)

Body mass : 0.079 kg (0.1738 lbs)

Temperature : 34.85 °C (94.73 °F)

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Facts about the African mole rat

Synopsis: African mole-rats are a unique taxon of subterranean rodents that range in sociality from solitary-dwelling species to two "eusocial" species, the Damaraland mole-rat and the naked mole-rat. (Full text)

com editorial descriptions of this work:Book Description: African mole-rats are a unique taxon of subterranean rodents that range in sociality from solitary-dwelling species to two "eusocial" species, the Damaraland mole-rat and the naked mole-rat.

"African mole-rats are very good models for studying social structure. (Full text)

Mole-rats revisited: but with some lack of information African mole-rats are an endemic family (Bathyergidae) of subterranean rodents in sub-Saharan Africa including the famous naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber) which has become subject of a separate book published in 1991.

African mole-rats are a unique taxon of subterranean rodents that range in sociality from solitary-dwelling species to two "eusocial" species, the Damaraland mole-rat and the naked mole-rat. (Full text)

"African mole-rats are very good models for studying social structure," said researcher Colleen Ingram, of Texas A&M University.

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