Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the infraorder Phiomorpha — the blesmols or mole rats.

Etymologies

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Bathyergus +‎ -idae

Examples

  • The African mole-rats (Bathyergidae, Rodentia) are strictly subterranean, congenitally microphthalmic rodents that are hardly ever exposed to environmental light.

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  • The African mole-rats (Bathyergidae, Rodentia) are strictly subterranean rodents endemic to sub-Saharan Africa.

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  • The African mole-rats (Bathyergidae, Rodentia) are strictly subterranean, congenitally microphthalmic rodents that are hardly ever exposed to environmental light.

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  • _Aspalacidae_ and _Bathyergidae_; all included in the MURIDAE; and the _Caviadae_, _Octodontidae_, and _Hydrochoeridae_, belonging to the HYSTRICIDAE "( 'Mammals of India,' p. 164).

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

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