Upper Galilee Mountains blind mole rat
The Upper Galilee Mountains blind mole rat (Spalax galili) is an extant species of subterranean rodent within the Spalacidae family, indigenous to Upper Galilee in northern Israel. Following the identification of S. galili in 2001, Nevo et al. recorded specimens in the vicinity surrounding the Kerem Ben Zimra settlement.
- Nevo, Eviatar; Ivanitskaya, Elena; Beiles, Avigdor (2001). Adaptive radiation of blind subterranean mole rats: Naming and revisiting the four sibling species of the Spalax ehrenbergi superspecies in Israel. Leiden: Backhuys Publishers.
- Wilson, Don E.; Reeder, eds. (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press.