from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A family of myomorphic rodents, typified by the genus Spalax; the molerats proper, having small or rudimentary eyes and ears, short tail and limbs, and fossorial fore feet and claws: divided into two subfamilies, Spalacinæ and Bathyerginæ. Also Aspalacidæ, and formerly Georychidæ. See cuts under Bathyergus, mole-rat, and Rhizomys.
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