lifestyle

Underground animals

65 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
Numbat
Myrmecobius fasciatus
Cape Fox
Vulpes chama
Belted Kingfisher
Megaceryle alcyon
Little Blue Penguin
Eudyptula minor
Arctic Ground Squirrel
Spermophilus parryii
Yellow-Bellied Marmot
Marmota flaviventris
Giant Armadillo
Priodontes maximus
Franklin's Ground Squirrel
Poliocitellus franklinii
Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel
Callospermophilus lateralis
Smooth-Coated Otter
Lutrogale perspicillata
Meadow Vole
Microtus pennsylvanicus
Short-Beaked Echidna
Tachyglossus aculeatus
American Badger
Taxidea taxus
Eastern Mole
Scalopus aquaticus
Platypus
Ornithorhynchus anatinus
Syrian Hamster
Mesocricetus auratus
Campbell's Dwarf Hamster
Phodopus campbelli
European Badger
Meles meles
Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
Lasiorhinus latifrons
Fat Sand Mouse
Psammomys obesus
Greater Bilby
Macrotis lagotis
Groundhog
Marmota monax
Black-Tailed Prairie Dog
Cynomys ludovicianus
Djungarian Hamster
Phodopus sungorus
Marsupial Mole
Genus Notoryctes
Striped Ground Squirrel
Xerus erythropus
Degu
Octodon degus
Common Wombat
Vombatus ursinus
Screaming Hairy Armadillo
Chaetophractus vellerosus
Richardson's Ground Squirrel
Urocitellus richardsonii
Himalayan Marmot
Marmota himalayana
Cape Ground Squirrel
Xerus inauris
Spotted Ground Squirrel
Xerospermophilus spilosoma
Uinta Ground Squirrel
Urocitellus armatus
European Mole
Talpa europaea
Olympic Marmot
Marmota olympus
Hoary Marmot
Marmota caligata
Columbian Ground Squirrel
Urocitellus columbianus