Bathyergus Illiger 1811 (dune mole rat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Bathyergidae

Full reference: C. Illiger. 1811. Prodromus Systematis Mammalium et Avium

Parent taxon: Bathyergidae according to R. L. Honeycutt et al. 1987

See also Gray 1825, Illiger 1811 and Pickford and Senut 1997

Sister taxa: Bathyergoides, Cryptomys, Cyclomylus, Geofossor, Georychus, Gypsorhynchus, Heliophobius, Heterocephalus, Paracryptomys, Proheliophobius, Tsaganomyinae

Subtaxa: Bathyergus janetta Bathyergus suillus

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Ecology: fossorial herbivore


• Quaternary of South Africa (15 collections)

• Pliocene of South Africa (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of South Africa (1)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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