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Mole rats – Cryptomys and Fukomys

A new book by Hynek Burda, Sabine Begall and Radim Šumbera Graumulle – Cryptomys und Fukomys.

Mole rats are African and related to porcupines. They are rodents that live underground in families. Unlike monogamous mammals, most offspring remain with their parents for life, do not propagate themselves, work for the good of the family and defend the common duct system. The authors, along with their staff, have contributed significantly to the study of mole rats. They show how the animals have adapted to their dark, low-oxygen environment and explain how their distribution and phylogeny correlates with the geological and climatic history of Africa.

The book in German is published by the publishing house VerlagsKG Wolf.

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