Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 2004Least Concern
- 1996Lower Risk/near threatened
- 1994Vulnerable(Groombridge 1994)
Namaqua dune mole rat
The Namaqua Dune Mole Rat (Bathyergus janetta) is a species of rodent in the Bathyergidae family. It is found in Namibia and South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, caves, and sandy shores. The IUCN assessment states that :
Although the extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², and the potential impact of diamond mining remains to be quantified, at present there is no reason to believe that the species is declining, and its presence in areas entirely restricted to public access (and with extremely high protection) suggest it should be Least Concern.
- Woods, C. A. and C. W. Kilpatrick. 2005. Hystricognathi. Pp 1538-1600 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C.
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