IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - Naked mole rat and latin name Like 57.87% | 847 votes Views: 870 624 Download Heterocephalus glaber. The naked mole-rat . Categories: Round and brown Comments: Add Comment Cancel By Faunos - 05:41 The naked mole-rat, also known as the sand puppy, is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa. It is closely related to the blesmols and is the only species in the genus Heterocephalus of the family Heterocephalidae. By Mogor - 13:12 Binomial name. Heterocephalus glaber. Rüppell, Heterocephalus glaber fourthway.info Distribution of the naked mole-rat. File:Heterocephalus glaber June webm Play media. Various aged naked mole-rats. The naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), also known as the sand puppy, is a burrowing . The scientific report was published a month later as the cover story of the. By Mitaur - 18:04 Mole-rat or mole rat refers to several groups of burrowing Old World rodents: Bathyergidae, a family of about 20 hystricognath species in six genera from Africa called blesmols, including: Heterocephalus glaber, the naked mole-rat; species (or higher taxonomic groups) with the same common name (vernacular name).