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Noun1.Bathyergidae - mole ratsBathyergidae - mole rats; sand rats      
mammal family - a family of mammals
Hystricomorpha, suborder Hystricomorpha - an order of rodents including: porcupines; guinea pigs; chinchillas; etc.
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Some of them are sharp and in all three species they are facing the penile base (proximal directed) as seen in other rodent families: Bathyergidae, which are also fossorial rodents like Ctenomys and Peromyscus from the Cricetidae family (Bradley and Schmidly, 1987; Bradley et al.
rufescens (Peters, 1878) Rodentia Muridae Mastomys coucha (Smith, 1834) Rodentia Cricetidae Gerbilliscus (Taterona) robustus (Cretzschmar, 1830) Rodentia Bathyergidae Unknown Aves Apodiformes Apodidae Apus affinis (J.
Mole rat" is applied to rodents in several families, but the article focused on the Bathyergidae, which includes the Damaraland mole rat (Cryptomys damarensis) and the naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber).