Life Underground. The biology of subterranean rodents.pdf

Life Underground. The biology of subterranean rodents PDF

Guy-N Cameron

Many mammals like to dig in the dirt, but few call it home. Those that do, such as mole-rats, zokors, and tuco-tucos, have developed novel adaptations to their subterranean life, including bones and muscles modified for efficient digging and ways to navigate underground without using their eyes. These and other unusual traits, adopted independently by unrelated groups around the world, make subterranean rodents fascinating subjects for biologists. Life Underground provides the first comprehensive review of the biology of subterranean rodents. Arranged by topic rather than by taxon to facilitate cross-species comparisons, chapters cover such subjects as morphology, physiology, social behavior, genetic variation, and evolutionary diversification. Two main questions run throughout the book. First, to what extent has subterranean life shaped the biology of these animals, leading to similar adaptations among otherwise dissimilar species? Second, how have the distinct evolutionary histories of these groups led to different solutions to the challenges posed by life underground?

Jan 30, 2018 ... Naked mole rats live in underground colonies in the deserts of East Africa. ... Mole rat half-life ... The animals' biology is downright weird.

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Life Underground. The biology of subterranean rodents.pdf


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