Otomys sloggetti 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Otomys sloggetti
Species Authority: Thomas, 1902
Common Name(s):
English Sloggett's Vlei Rat
Myotomys sloggetti (Thomas, 1902)

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)
Listed as Least Concern because it has a relatively wide distribution including several protected areas, a presumed large population, and its population is not believed to be in decline at present.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from central and eastern South Africa and from across Lesotho. It occurs above 2,000 m asl, but is usually found higher than 2,600 m asl. There are historical records from inselbergs in the Karoo at 1,500 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Lesotho; South Africa
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1500
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Population [top]

Population: There have been estimates of the population at over 100 individuals/ha in suitable rocky habitats (Willan 1990).
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a diurnal inhabitant of montane and alpine grassland on both dry or wet bog soils with or without rocky outcrops. The species does not occur in modified habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Taylor, P.J. & Monadjem, A. 2008. Otomys sloggetti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T15659A4969055. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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