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Otomys laminatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA RODENTIA MURIDAE

Scientific Name: Otomys laminatus
Species Authority: Thomas & Schwann, 1905
Common Name(s):
English Laminate Vlei Rat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Taylor, P.J. & Monadjem, A.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern because it is relatively widespread and occurs in a few protected areas, it has a presumed large population, and its population is not believed to be in decline at present.
History:
2004 Least Concern
2003 Least Concern (IUCN 2003)
2003 Least Concern
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Cape region and eastern South Africa. It occurs from sea level up to at least 2,000 m asl. The species has been referred to in various publications as being recorded from Swaziland, however, the records for this country have no specimen basis (Monadjem, A. pers. comm.).
Countries:
Native:
South Africa
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Population [top]

Population: It is considered to be quite uncommon. The population size is currently unknown, however, it is noted that there is very low trapping success for this species throughout its range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits moist habitats such as bogs, swamps, marshes, and moist grassland and shrubland areas. Its is not known if the species is present in farmland or other modified habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats, and its habitat is quite well secured in protected areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of the species includes several protected areas.

Citation: Taylor, P.J. & Monadjem, A. 2008. Otomys laminatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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