1905W.L. Sclater inFlint & GilchristScience in S. Afr. 134To the family Bathyergidae belong the Rodent-Moles; there are seven or eight species described, the best known being the large Sand Mole (Bathyergus maritimus), which forms long burrows all over the sand-hills in the neighbourhood of Cape Town.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 112The Sand-mole, Bathyergus maritimus, is as large as a half-grown rabbit, it burrows in the sand of the Cape Flats and similar localities...Its food consists of bulbs and roots.
1918S.H. SkaifeAnimal Life in S. Afr. 255The heaps of sand thrown up by the large sand mole are familiar sights on the Cape Flats, and in sandy districts around the coast.
1972C.M. Van der Westhuizen inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.VII. 490The largest mole-rat is the Cape sand-mole or dune mole (Bathyergus).
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