Coin Sandy mole rat
|Artist||A. V. Baklanov|
|Sculptor||L. S. Kamshilov|
|Sculptor||D. Yu. Perepelkin|
|Period||Bank of Russia (1992-1996)|
|Release date||July 20, 1996|
|Weight||17.44 г .|
|Diameter||33 мм .|
|Thickness||2.4 мм .|
|Edge||Ribbed (252 corrugations)|
Sandy mole rat - mammal animal kind of mole rats and a rodent.
It is generally similar to other members of the genus: has reduced eyes, ears and tail. In typical trait closest to the giant mole rat. The body length of about 30 cm, fur painted in light shades of gray, and the belly from the back of the color is different.
It lives in sandy forest in the lower reaches of the Dnieper. The main population is in the Black Sea Biosphere Reserve. This was outside the area of a mosaic.
Mole rat - a highly specialized digger and leads exclusively underground life. Feed passages has a depth of 25 cm, if this sand and 60 in grasslands. The area of personal plots can exceed 80 m². The activity depends on the feed and the season. Winter mole rat does not exceed 3 emission, and rises to 9 per day in summer. In winter animal carefully stored. The majority of the food are plants that are abundant in the community. Enemies in the usual kind - predators foxes, polecats, martens. Progeny happens once a year, and it may be 4 cub.
The threat comes from the management of people with the development of sand and afforestation. Kind is brought in two editions of the Red Book, the list of the IUCN.
Image of two-headed eagle (designed by artist I. Bilibin), inscriptions along the rim - on top: "ОДИН РУБЛЬ 1996 г." at the bottom - "БАНК РОССИИ". At the bottom - indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.
Relief image of sandy mole rat, lower rim - "ПЕСЧАНЫЙ СЛЕПЫШ".