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Temporal range: Early Pliocene to Recent
Fukomys anselli-2.jpg
Fukomys anselli
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Bathyergidae
Genus: Fukomys
Kock et al., 2006

Fukomys amatus
Fukomys anselli
Fukomys bocagei
Fukomys damarensis
Fukomys darlingi
Fukomys foxi
Fukomys ilariae[1]
Fukomys kafuensis
Fukomys mechowii
Fukomys micklemi
Fukomys occlusus
Fukomys ochraceocinereus
Fukomys vandewoestijneae[2]
Fukomys whytei
Fukomys zechi

Fukomys is a genus described in 2006 of common mole-rats, containing several species that were formerly placed in the genus Cryptomys;[3] its species are endemic to Africa.


  1. ^ Gippoliti, Spartaco; Giovanni Amori (2011). "A new species of mole-rat (Rodentia, Bathyergidae) from the Horn of Africa" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2918: 39–46. 
  2. ^ van Daele, P.A.A.G.; Blondé, P.; Stjernstedt, R.; Adriens, D. (2013). "A new species of African Mole-rat (Fukomys, Bathyergidae, Rodentia) from the Zaire-Zambezi Watershed" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3636: 171–189. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3636.1.7. 
  3. ^ Kock D, Ingram CM, Frabotta LJ, Honeycutt RL, Burda H. 2006. On the nomenclature of Bathyergidae and Fukomys n. gen. (Mammalia: Rodentia). Zootaxa 1142: 51–55.