African mole-rats (family Bathyergidae
): Models for studies in animal physiology.
Penile morphology of African mole rats (Bathyergidae
): structural modification in relation to mode of ovulation and degree of sociality.
rufescens (Peters, 1878) Rodentia Muridae Mastomys coucha (Smith, 1834) Rodentia Cricetidae Gerbilliscus (Taterona) robustus (Cretzschmar, 1830) Rodentia Bathyergidae
Unknown Aves Apodiformes Apodidae Apus affinis (J.E.
And, apart from insects, we can mention as eusocial the genus Synalphaeus, (Alphaeidae), crustaceans that live in sponges, and 2 species of mole-rats (Bathyergidae
) in which a queen exercises matriarchy.
"Mole rat" is applied to rodents in several families, but the article focused on the Bathyergidae
, which includes the Damaraland mole rat (Cryptomys damarensis) and the naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber).
2006: Ear and eye in subterranean mole-rats, Fukomys anselli (Bathyergidae
) and Spalax ehrenbergi (Spalacidae): progressive specialization or regressive degeneration?
(2011) have reported a special case of continuous dental replacement in the African mole-rat Heliophobius argenteocinereus (Rodentia: Bathyergidae
), which is related to the supernumerary molars.