Subterranean Rodents: News from Underground

@inproceedings{Begall2007SubterraneanRN,
  title={Subterranean Rodents: News from Underground},
  author={S. Begall and H. Burda and C. Schleich},
  year={2007}
}
Across the globe, in all continents but Australia and Antarctica, at least 250 extant rodent species (38 genera, 6 families – according to the classification applied) spend most of their lives in self-constructed burrows (Table 1.1, Fig. 1.1). Their subterranean ecotope is dark, microclimatically stable, hypoxic and hypercapnic, and deprived of most sensory cues available aboveground. The burrows offer shelter from predators and climatic extremes, but digging is energetically costly, and the… Expand
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