Ankole African mole-rat

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Ankole mole-rat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Spalacidae
Genus: Tachyoryctes
Species: T. ankoliae
Binomial name
Tachyoryctes ankoliae
Thomas, 1909[1]

The Ankole mole-rat or Ankole African mole-rat (Tachyoryctes ankoliae) is a species of rodents in the family Spalacidae found in Angola and Uganda. Its natural habitats are moist savanna and arable land. Some taxonomic authorities consider it to be conspecific with the East African mole-rat.


  1. ^ Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.