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Descriptor in English: Mole Rats
Descriptor in Spanish: Ratas Topo
Descriptor in Portuguese: Ratos-Toupeira
Descriptor in French: Rats taupes
Entry term(s): Cryptomys
Heterocephalus
Mole Rat
Mole-Rat
Mole-Rats
Molerat
Molerats
Rat, Mole
Rats, Mole
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.992.600
Scope note: Any of several burrowing rodents of the families MURIDAE and Bathyergidae, found in eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. They have short limbs, small eyes with permanently closed lids, and no tail. Three genera SPALAX (Muridae), Heterocephalus (Bathyergidae) and Cryptomys (Bathyergidae) are used frequently as experimental animals in biomedical research. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed)
Annotation: NIM when experimental animal
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
History Note: 98
DeCS UI: 33282
Descriptor UI: D019577
Date Established: 1998/01/01
Date of Entry: 1997/06/20
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Mole Rats - Preferred
Concept UI M0029074
Scope note Any of several burrowing rodents of the families MURIDAE and Bathyergidae, found in eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. They have short limbs, small eyes with permanently closed lids, and no tail. Three genera SPALAX (Muridae), Heterocephalus (Bathyergidae) and Cryptomys (Bathyergidae) are used frequently as experimental animals in biomedical research. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed)
Preferred term Mole Rats
Entry term(s) Mole Rat
Mole-Rat
Mole-Rats
Molerat
Molerats
Rat, Mole
Rats, Mole
Heterocephalus - Narrower
Concept UI M0029072
Preferred term Heterocephalus
Cryptomys - Narrower
Concept UI M0029071
Preferred term Cryptomys



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