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Temporal range: Early Pliocene to Recent
Fukomys anselli
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Bathyergidae
Genus: Fukomys
Kock et al., 2006

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Fukomys is a genus described in 2006 of common mole-rats, containing several species that were formerly placed in the genus Cryptomys;[1] its species are endemic to Africa. The species contained in the genus includes :


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Gippoliti, Spartaco; Giovanni Amori (2011). "A new species of mole-rat (Rodentia, Bathyergidae) from the Horn of Africa" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2918: 39–46.
  3. ^ 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.