Mechow's mole rat

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Mechow's mole rat

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


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

Adult weight : 0.25 kg (0.55 lbs)

Gestation : 112 days

Weaning : 65 days

Litter size : 3

Weight at birth : 0.02 kg (0.044 lbs)

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