|Scientific Name:||Otomys sloggetti|
|Species Authority:||Thomas, 1902|
Myotomys sloggetti (Thomas, 1902)
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
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
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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. It is herbivorous. The species does not occur in modified habitats. It lives in colonies consisting of at least 4-16 individuals (Hinze 2005); breeding season occurs between October and March; gestation is about 38 days (Hinze 2005).|
|Generation Length (years):||1-2|
|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.
Hinze A. 2005. Social behaviour and activity patterns of the African ice rat Otomys skiggetti robertsi. Faculty of Science, School of Biology, University of the Witwatersrand.
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 04 September 2016).
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.
Pacifici, M., Santini, L., Di Marco, M., Baisero, D., Francucci, L., Grottolo Marasini, G., Visconti, P. and Rondinini, C. 2013. Generation length for mammals. Nature Conservation 5: 87–94.
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. 2016. Otomys sloggetti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T15659A22396618.Downloaded on 27 September 2016.|
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