Natural history and burrow system architecture of the silvery mole-rat from Brachystegia woodland

@article{umbera2007NaturalHA,
  title={Natural history and burrow system architecture of the silvery mole-rat from Brachystegia woodland},
  author={Radim {\vS}umbera and Jan {\vS}kl{\'i}ba and Mark{\'e}ta Elichov{\'a} and Wilbert N. Chitaukali and Hynek Burda},
  journal={Journal of Zoology},
  year={2007},
  volume={274},
  pages={77-84}
}
The silvery mole-rat Heliophobius argenteocinereus (Bathyergidae) is a solitary subterranean rodent, widely distributed throughout eastern and south-eastern Africa in a variety of habitats. Here, we provide the first data on its biology in a typical natural habitat, the Brachystegia woodland. The population density of mole-rats was low (4.6 ha−1) and its distribution across the study site was random. Contrary to subadults and pups, the sex ratio of adult mole-rats was highly female biased (1:5… 

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