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Table 1 Summary of individual Mahali mole-rats (Cryptomys hottentotus mahali, n = 202) captured per season

From: Ectoparasitic community of the Mahali mole-rat, Cryptomys hottentotus mahali: potential host for vectors of medical importance in South Africa

Season No. of NRF (%) No. of RF (%) No. of NRM (%) No. of RM (%) Total (%)
Spring 2016 20 (9.9) 3 (1.5) 12 (5.9) 4 (2.0) 39 (19.3)
Summer 2016/2017 29 (14.4) 6 (3.0) 19 (9.4) 9 (4.5) 63 (31.2)
Autumn 2017 10 (5.0) 4 (2.0) 9 (4.5) 5 (2.5) 28 (13.9)
Winter 2017 21 (10.4) 4 (2.0) 28 (13.9) 7 (3.5) 60 (29.7)
Spring 2017 4 (2.0) 1 (0.5) 4 (2.0) 3 (1.5) 12 (5.9)
Total 84 (41.6) 18 (8.9) 72 (35.6) 28 (13.9) 202 (100)
  1. NRF non-reproductive female, RF reproductive female, NRM non-reproductive male, RM reproductive male