Otomys jacksoni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Otomys jacksoni
Species Authority: Thomas, 1891
Common Name(s):
English Mount Elgon Vlei Rat
Taxonomic Notes: This species was included in O. typus but mitochondrial DNA sequencing suggests that it should be a separate species (S. Maree, pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ac(ii,iv) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Taylor, P. & Maree, S. (GMA Africa Workshop)
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. & Schlitter, D. (Rodent Red List Authority)
Listed as Endangered as it has an extent of occurrence less than 5,000 km², it is restricted to one mountain at high elevations, and there is burning of the species' habitat that causes large fluctuations in the species' area of occupancy and the number of mature individuals.

Geographic Range [top]

Kenya; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Taylor, P. & Maree, S. (GMA Africa Workshop) 2004. Otomys jacksoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 May 2015.
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