Morphology and morphometry of the lungs of two East African mole rats,Tachyoryctes splendens andHeterocephalus glaber (Mammalia, Rodentia)

@article{Maina2005MorphologyAM,
  title={Morphology and morphometry of the lungs of two East African mole rats,Tachyoryctes splendens andHeterocephalus glaber (Mammalia, Rodentia)},
  author={John Ndegwa Maina and G. M. O. Maloiy and Andrew N Makanya},
  journal={Zoomorphology},
  year={2005},
  volume={112},
  pages={167-179}
}
SummaryThe lungs of two fossorial rodents, the mole ratTachyoryctes splendens and the naked mole ratHeterocephalus glaber were investigated by transmission and scanning electron microscopy and a comparative morphometric analysis of the lungs carried out in an attempt to find out whether there are any possible structural adaptational features which may be associated with fossoriality. The data from these two ecologically disparate fossorial rodents were compared with those of surface dwelling… 

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