Spalacidae — Literature

Blind Mole Rats, African Mole Rats, Zokors, and Bamboo Rats learn more about names for this taxon

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  • Alston, E. 1876. On the classification of the order Glires. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London: 61-98.
  • Chaline, J., P. Mein, F. Petter. 1977. Les grandes lignes d'une classification évolutive des Muroidea. Mammalia, 41: 245-252.
  • Chariyalertsak, S., T. Sirisanthana, K. Supparatpinyo, J. Praparattanapan, K. Nelson. 1997. Case-control study of risk factors for Penicillium marneffei infection in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients in Northern Thailand. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 24 (6): 1080-1086.
  • Corbert, G. 1984. Other old world rats and mice. Pp. 666-671 in D Macdonald, ed. Encyclopedia of Mammals. New York: Facts on File Publications.
  • Ellerman, J. 1940. The Families and Genera of Living Rodents, vol. I. London: British Museum (Natural History).
  • Ellerman, J. 1941. The Families and Genera of Living Rodents, vol. II. London: British Museum (Natural History).
  • Flynn, L. 1990. The natural history of rhizomyid rodents. Pp. 155-183 in E Nevo, O Reig, eds. Evolution of Subterranean Mammals at the Organismal and Molecular Levels. New York: Wiley-Liss.
  • Ganzorig, S., N. Batsaikhan, R. Samiya, Y. Morishima, Y. Oku, M. Kamiya. 1999. A second record of adult Ascarops strongylina (Rudolphi, 1819) (Nematoda: Spirocercidae) in a rodent host. The Journal of Parasitology, 85 (2): 283-285.
  • IUCN, 2004. "2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species" (On-line). Accessed March 17, 2005 at
  • Jansa, S., M. Weksler. 2004. Phylogeny of muroid rodents: relationships within and among major lineages as determined by IRBP gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 31: 256-276.
  • Litvinov, I., V. Sapegina. 2003. Ectoparasites of the zokor Myospalax myospalax (Rodentia) in northern Altai. Parazitologiia, 37(2): 103-106.
  • Michaux, J., A. Reyes, F. Catzeflis. 2001. Evolutionary history of the most speciose mammals: molecular phylogeny of Muroid rodents. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 18(11): 2017-2031.
  • Miller, G., J. Gidley. 1918. Synopsis of supergeneric groups of rodents. Journal of the Washington Academy of Science, 8: 431-448.
  • Musser, G., M. Carleton. 1993. Family Muridae. Pp. 501-753 in D Wilson, D Reeder, eds. Mammal Species of the World, second ed.. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Nevo, E. 1999. Mosaic Evolution of Subterranean Mammals. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Norris, R., K. Zhou, C. Zhou, G. Yang, C. Kilpatrick, R. Honeycutt. 2004. The phylogenetic position of the zokors (Myospalacinae) and comments on the families of muroids (Rodentia). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 31: 972-978.
  • Nowak, R. 1999. Walker's Mammals of the World, v. 2. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Savic, I., E. Nevo. 1990. The Spalacidae: evolutionary history, speciation and population biology. Pp. 129-153 in E Nevo, O Reig, eds. Evolution of Subterranean Mammals at the Organismal and Molecular Levels. New York: Wiley-Liss.
  • Simpson, G. 1945. The principles of classification and a classification of mammals. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 85: 1-350.
  • Steppan, S., R. Adkins, J. Anderson. 2004. Phylogeny and divergence-date estimates of rapid radiations in muroid rodents based on multiple nuclear genes. Systematic Biology, 53(4): 533-553.
  • Thomas, O. 1896. On the genera of rodents: an attempt to bring up to date the current arrangement of the order. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London: 1012-1028.
  • Tullberg, T. 1899. Uber das system der nagethiere: eine phylogenetische studie. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis, 3: 1-514.
  • Vaughan, T., J. Ryan, N. Czaplewski. 2000. Mammalogy. Stamford: Thomson Learning, Inc..
  • Zhang, Y., J. Liu, Y. Du. 2004. The impact of plateau zokor Myospalax fontanierii burrows on alpine meadow vegetation on the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibetan) plateau. Acta Theriologica, 49 (1): 43-51.
  • Zhang, Y., Z. Zhang, J. Liu. 2003. Burrowing rodents as ecosystem engineers: the ecology and management of plateau zokors Myospalax fontanierii in alpine meadow ecosystems on the Tibetan Plateau. Mammal Review, 33(3): 284-294.
  • Zhou, C., K. Zhou, S. Zhang. 2004. Molecular Authentication of the Animal Crude Drug Sailonggu (Bone of Myospalax baileyi). Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 27(11): 1850—1858.


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