Ankole mole rat

Ankole mole rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Rhizomyinae
Species : Tachyoryctes ankoliae


The Ankole 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 Ankole mole rat
A young / baby of a Ankole mole rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Ankole mole rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Angola and Uganda

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