|Scientific Name:||Otomys sloggetti|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1902|
Myotomys sloggetti (Thomas, 1902)
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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.
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|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.|
Native:Lesotho; South Africa
|Lower elevation limit (metres):||1500|
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|Population:||There have been estimates of the population at over 100 individuals/ha in suitable rocky habitats (Willan 1990).|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|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.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to the species.|
|Conservation Actions:||The range of the species includes several protected areas.|
Happold, M. and Happold, D.C.D. 2013. Chiroptera. In: M. Happold and D.C.D. Happold (eds), The Mammals of Africa, Volume IV Hedgehogs, Shrews, and Bats, Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).
Musser, G. G. and Carleton, M. D. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. In: D. E. Wilson and D. A. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World: a geographic and taxonomic reference, pp. 894-1531. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA.
Rathbun, G.B. (subeditor). 2005. Macroscelidea. In: J.D. Skinner and C.T. Chimimba (eds), The Mammals of the Southern African Subregion, 3rd edition, pp. 22-34. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
Willan, K. 1990. Reproductive biology of the southern African ice rat. Acta Theriologica 35: 39–51.
|Citation:||Taylor, P.J. & Monadjem, A. 2008. Otomys sloggetti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T15659A4969055. . Downloaded on 26 May 2016.|
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