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Temporal range: Middle Pleistocene to Recent
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Bathyergus janetta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Suborder: Hystricomorpha
Family: Bathyergidae
Subfamily: Bathyerginae
Genus: Bathyergus
Illiger, 1811
Type species
Mus maritimus
Gmelin, 1788

Bathyergus janetta
Bathyergus suillus

Bathyergus is the genus of dune mole-rats endemic to South Africa. It contains two species — B. janetta, the Namaqua dune mole-rat, and B. suillus, the Cape dune mole-rat.


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