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2005: Heterochromatin differentiation shows the pathways of karyotypic evolution in Israeli mole rats (Spalax, Spalacidae, Rodentia).
Fossorial rodents are represented in the cold deserts of South America by the tuco-tuco (Ctenomys, family Ctenomyidae); in North America by the pocket gophers (Geomyidae); and in the cold Asiatic deserts and subdeserts by the mole-voles (Ellobius, family Cricetidae **) and the mole-rat (Spalax giganteus, family Spalacidae **).
The blind mole rats, Spalacinae are currently classified within the rodent family Spalacidae, which includes also zokors (Myospalacinae), bamboo rats (Rhizomyinae) and African mole rats (Tachyoryctinae) (Musser & Carleton 2005).