fossorial mammal

Definitions of fossorial mammal
  1. noun
    a burrowing mammal having limbs adapted for digging
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    types:
    naked mole rat
    fetal-looking colonial rodent of East Africa; neither mole nor rat; they feed on tubers and have a social structure similar to that of honeybees and termites
    Damaraland mole rat
    colonial mole rat of western Africa; similar to naked mole rat
    queen, queen mole rat
    an especially large mole rat and the only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring which are sired by only a few males
    type of:
    mammal, mammalian
    any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
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