Cryptomys hottentotus Lesson 1826 (common mole rat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Bathyergidae

Alternative combination: Bathyergus hottentotus

Belongs to Cryptomys according to R. L. Honeycutt et al. 1987

Sister taxon: Cryptomys damarensis

Ecology: fossorial herbivore


• Quaternary of South Africa (6 collections), Zambia (2)

• Pliocene of South Africa (3)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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