Blesmoles

Blesmoles

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Bathyergidae
Species : Georychus capensis

 

The Cape 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

Countries
South Africa
Some facts about the
Cape mole-rat

Adult weight : 0.181 kg (0.3982 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 11 years

Female maturity :304 days

Male maturity : 304 days

Gestation : 44 days

Weaning : 17 days

Litter size : 5

Litters per year : 2

Weight at birth : 0.008 kg (0.0176 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.036 kg (0.0792 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.193 kg (0.4246 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the blesmoles

Range and Population The KwaZulu-Natal subpopulation of Georychus capensis is thought to be genetically distinct and may be worthy of species status (Nevo et al.

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