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naked mole-rat, sand puppy (Heterocephalus glaber)
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naked mole-rat, sand puppy (Heterocephalus glaber)

Description Naked Molerat
Date 15 January 2007
Author Ltshears

The naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), also known as the sand puppy or desert mole rat, is a burrowing rodent closely related to the blesmols, native to parts of East Africa, and is the only species currently classified in the genus Heterocephalus. The naked mole-rat, the Damaraland mole-rat, and Mechow's mole-rat are eusocial mammals. It has a highly unusual set of physical traits that enable it to thrive in an otherwise harsh underground environment; it is the only mammalian thermoconformer. Order: Rodentia, Family: Heterocephalidae, Genus: Heterocephalus, Species: Heterocephalus glaber Rüppell, 1842.

Scientific Name: Heterocephalus glaber
Species Authority: Rüppell, 1842
Common Names: Naked Mole Rat, sand puppy, desert mole rat
Heterocephalus ansorgei Thomas, 1903
Heterocephalus dunni Thomas, 1909
Heterocephalus phillipsi Thomas, 1885
Heterocephalus progrediens Lönnberg, 1911
Heterocephalus scortecci de Beaux, 1934
Heterocephalus stygius Allen, 1912

Naked mole rat
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