Silvery mole rat

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Original source: Cropped from: Seney ML, Kelly DA, Goldman BD, Šumbera R, Forger NG (2009) Social Structure Predicts Genital Morphology in African Mole-Rats. PLoS ONE 4(10): e7477. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007477.g001
Author: Sharry Goldman

Silvery mole rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Hystricognathi
Family : Bathyergidae
Species : Heliophobius argenteocinereus


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

Adult weight : 0.16 kg (0.352 lbs)

Gestation : 88 days

Litter size : 2

Litters per year : 1

Weight at birth : 0.007 kg (0.0154 lbs)

Body mass : 0.089 kg (0.1958 lbs)

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Facts about the silvery mole rat

The silver mole rat Heliophobius argenteocinereus is solitary, but the others are presumably colonial in nature. (Full text)

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