lifestyle

Underground animals

56 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
Smooth-Coated Otter
Lutrogale perspicillata
Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel
Callospermophilus lateralis
Arctic Ground Squirrel
Spermophilus parryii
Franklin's Ground Squirrel
Poliocitellus franklinii
Numbat
Myrmecobius fasciatus
Meadow Vole
Microtus pennsylvanicus
Eastern Mole
Scalopus aquaticus
Yellow-Bellied Marmot
Marmota flaviventris
Campbell's Dwarf Hamster
Phodopus campbelli
Syrian Hamster
Mesocricetus auratus
Platypus
Ornithorhynchus anatinus
European Badger
Meles meles
Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
Lasiorhinus latifrons
Fat Sand Mouse
Psammomys obesus
American Badger
Taxidea taxus
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
Chinese Hamster
Cricetulus griseus
Indian Desert Jird
Meriones hurrianae
Cape Ground Squirrel
Xerus inauris
Olympic Marmot
Marmota olympus
Alpine Chipmunk
Neotamias alpinus
Hoary Marmot
Marmota caligata
Roborovski Hamster
Phodopus roborovskii
Himalayan Marmot
Marmota himalayana
Plains Rat
Pseudomys australis