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Namaqua Dune Mole-rat
Range Namibia and South Africa.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Bathyergidae
Genus Bathyergus
Species Bathyergus janetta
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Namaqua dune mole-rat (Bathyergus janetta), is a species of mole-rat 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.