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Naked Mole Rat (redirected from Heterocephalus glaber)
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A virtually hairless and partially poikilothermic rodent—whimsically known as a sabre-toothed sausage—which is native to the horn of Africa. Naked mole rats are the most interactive of all vertebrates, and have a social structure similar to bees and other eusocial organisms
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"Mole rat" is applied to rodents in several families, but the article focused on the Bathyergidae, which includes the Damaraland mole rat (Cryptomys damarensis) and the naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber
A high level of inbreeding was inferred from low minisatellite diversity in the naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber
; Faulkes et al.
(1990) derived relatedness among Naked Mole-rats (Heterocephalus glaber
) from DNA data rather than using known relatedness to examine DNA data.