lifestyle

Underground animals

58 species

The term fossorial has been used for species that live in burrows during a considerable part of the day but are surface-dwelling during other parts of the day

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Pink Fairy Armadillo
Chlamyphorus truncatus
Indian Gray Mongoose
Herpestes edwardsii
Cape Fox
Vulpes chama
Star-Nosed Mole
Condylura cristata
Belted Kingfisher
Megaceryle alcyon
Short-Beaked Echidna
Tachyglossus aculeatus
Little Blue Penguin
Eudyptula minor
Arctic Ground Squirrel
Spermophilus parryii
Smooth-Coated Otter
Lutrogale perspicillata
Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel
Callospermophilus lateralis
Numbat
Myrmecobius fasciatus
Eastern Mole
Scalopus aquaticus
Meadow Vole
Microtus pennsylvanicus
Franklin's Ground Squirrel
Poliocitellus franklinii
Yellow-Bellied Marmot
Marmota flaviventris
Campbell's Dwarf Hamster
Phodopus campbelli
Fat Sand Mouse
Psammomys obesus
Syrian Hamster
Mesocricetus auratus
Platypus
Ornithorhynchus anatinus
European Badger
Meles meles
American Badger
Taxidea taxus
Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
Lasiorhinus latifrons
Giant Armadillo
Priodontes maximus
Black-Tailed Prairie Dog
Cynomys ludovicianus
Greater Bilby
Macrotis lagotis
Marsupial Mole
Genus Notoryctes
Striped Ground Squirrel
Xerus erythropus
Degu
Octodon degus
Groundhog
Marmota monax
Common Wombat
Vombatus ursinus
Screaming Hairy Armadillo
Chaetophractus vellerosus
Eastern Long-Beaked Echidna
Zaglossus bartoni
Olympic Marmot
Marmota olympus
Cape Ground Squirrel
Xerus inauris
Hoary Marmot
Marmota caligata
Chinese Hamster
Cricetulus griseus
Himalayan Marmot
Marmota himalayana
Djungarian Hamster
Phodopus sungorus
Alpine Chipmunk
Neotamias alpinus
California Ground Squirrel
Otospermophilus beecheyi
Indian Desert Jird
Meriones hurrianae