Bathyergidae (blesmols/African mole rats)
The Bathyergidae, a division of the Order Hystricomorpha, is a family of
rodents restricted to
Africa. There are two subfamilies with living members: Bathyerginae (four genera and fifteen
species, Central (and peripherally West), East and Southern Africa) and Heterocephalinae (one
species, Heterocephalus glaber, West Africa).
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