lifestyle

Underground animals

70 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
Star-Nosed Mole
Condylura cristata
Little Blue Penguin
Eudyptula minor
Numbat
Myrmecobius fasciatus
Djungarian Hamster
Phodopus sungorus
Giant Armadillo
Priodontes maximus
Cape Fox
Vulpes chama
American Badger
Taxidea taxus
Belted Kingfisher
Megaceryle alcyon
Arctic Ground Squirrel
Spermophilus parryii
European Badger
Meles meles
Meadow Vole
Microtus pennsylvanicus
Yellow-Bellied Marmot
Marmota flaviventris
Smooth-Coated Otter
Lutrogale perspicillata
Campbell's Dwarf Hamster
Phodopus campbelli
Platypus
Ornithorhynchus anatinus
Short-Beaked Echidna
Tachyglossus aculeatus
Franklin's Ground Squirrel
Poliocitellus franklinii
Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel
Callospermophilus lateralis
Eastern Mole
Scalopus aquaticus
Syrian Hamster
Mesocricetus auratus
Groundhog
Marmota monax
Brahminy Blind Snake
Indotyphlops braminus
Greater Bilby
Macrotis lagotis
Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
Lasiorhinus latifrons
Fat Sand Mouse
Psammomys obesus
Richardson's Ground Squirrel
Urocitellus richardsonii
Black-Tailed Prairie Dog
Cynomys ludovicianus
Common Wombat
Vombatus ursinus
Cape Ground Squirrel
Xerus inauris
Marsupial Mole
Genus Notoryctes
Degu
Octodon degus
European Mole
Talpa europaea
Himalayan Marmot
Marmota himalayana
Screaming Hairy Armadillo
Chaetophractus vellerosus
Spotted Ground Squirrel
Xerospermophilus spilosoma
Desert Tortoise
Gopherus agassizii
California Ground Squirrel
Otospermophilus beecheyi
Striped Ground Squirrel
Xerus erythropus
Roborovski Hamster
Phodopus roborovskii