|Scientific Name:||Parotomys brantsii|
|Species Authority:||(A. Smith, 1834)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||DNA sequencing data suggests that Paratomys should be synonymized with Otomys (S. Maree pers. comm.).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Least Concern because of its wide distribution including several protected areas, no known threats, and because its population is not believed to be in decline at present.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in western South Africa, north to south-eastern Namibia and south-western Botswana. It occurs from sea level up to 1,000 m asl.|
Native:Botswana; Namibia; South Africa
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|Population:||It can be very common.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a diurnal species that is restricted to consolidated sands in semi-desert. They can also occur in pastureland.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species. It is sometimes considered to be a pest in agricultural areas.|
|Conservation Actions:||The range of the species several includes protected areas.|
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: Skinner, J. D. and Chimimba, C. T. (eds), The mammals of southern Africa subregion, 3rd edition, pp. 813 pp.. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
|Citation:||Coetzee, N. 2008. Parotomys brantsii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 May 2015.|
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