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Heterocephalus glaber  Rüppell, 1842
Taxonomic Serial No.: 584677

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Heterocephalus ansorgei Thomas, 1903
    Heterocephalus dunni Thomas, 1909
    Heterocephalus phillipsi Thomas, 1885
    Heterocephalus progrediens Lönnberg, 1911
    Heterocephalus scortecci de Beaux, 1934
    Heterocephalus stygius Allen, 1912
  Common Name(s): Naked Mole-rat [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifčres, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderHystricomorpha Brandt, 1855  
                                     InfraorderHystricognathi Brandt, 1855 – hystricognath rodents  
                                        FamilyBathyergidae Waterhouse, 1841  
                                           SubfamilyHeterocephalinae Landry, 1957  
                                              GenusHeterocephalus Rüppell, 1842  
                                                 SpeciesHeterocephalus glaber Rüppell, 1842 – Naked Mole-rat  

  Expert: Charles A. Woods  
  Notes: Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-2035   
  Reference for: Heterocephalus glaber    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Heterocephalus glaber   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Woods, Charles A., and C. William Kilpatrick / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Infraorder Hystricognathi Brandt, 1855   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 1538-1600   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Reference for: Heterocephalus glaber, Naked Mole-rat [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc). Common  
    Comments: Allen (1939) recognized two subspecies, however, this taxon is in need of a thorough revision (Honeycutt et al., 1991). According to Honeycutt et al. (1991:58), genetic data indicate there are two geographic groups of this species in Kenya. Karyotype has 2n=60 (W. George, 1979b)  



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