Burrow Architecture of the Damaraland Mole-Rat (Fukomys damarensis) from South Africa

@article{Thomas2016BurrowAO,
  title={Burrow Architecture of the Damaraland Mole-Rat (Fukomys damarensis) from South Africa},
  author={H. G. Thomas and D. Swanepoel and Nigel Charles Bennett},
  journal={African Zoology},
  year={2016},
  volume={51},
  pages={29 - 36}
}
The burrow architecture (length, internal dimensions, fractal dimension of tunnel systems, number of nesting chambers and surface mounds) was investigated in the Damaraland mole-rat (Fukomys damarensis). A total of 31 animals were caught from five different colonies and their burrow systems were excavated in their entirety. The mean and SD colony size was 6 ± 3.3, with a range of 2–10 mole-rats. The sex ratio tended to be male biased 1.21:1. Males had a body mass of 80.5 ± 33.8 g, but were not… Expand
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