Silvery mole rat
|Silvery mole rat
Temporal range: Recent
The silvery mole rat, silvery blesmol, or silky mole rat (Heliophobius argenteocinereus) is a species of mole rat that occurs in sandy soil of savannas and woodlands of southern Kenya, throughout Tanzania, and parts of southeastern Zaire to central Mozambique and Malawi. This species is solitary dwelling and aggressive. Little else is known about its ecology or behavior. It is the only species of the genus Heliophobius.
- Bennett, N. C., C. G. Faulkes. 2000. African mole-rats: ecology and eusociality. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. pp. 12
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