Naked mole-rat

@article{Griffin2008NakedM,
  title={Naked mole-rat},
  author={A. Griffin},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={R844-R845}
}
  • A. Griffin
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
What is it? Heterocephalus glaber — not exactly cute, but one of the most extraordinary creatures known to science (Figure 1Figure 1).Figure 1Cross-section showing digging chain of naked mole-rats (Photo: Justin O'Riain).View Large Image | View Hi-Res Image | Download PowerPoint SlideWhat's with the teeth? It looks strange because its lips close behind its teeth; mole-rats are one of the only mammals that can do this. It can spend its entire life underground and forages by tunnelling with its… Expand
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