Angoni vlei rat
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Otomyinae
Species : Otomys angoniensis
The Angoni vlei rat is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the Angoni vlei ratA young / baby of a Angoni vlei rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Angoni vlei rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
CountriesBotswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Angoni vlei rat habitatsArtificial / Terrestrial, Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Grassland, Moist savanna, Pastureland, Savanna, Subtropical / Tropical Seasonally Wet / Flooded Grassland, Temperate Grassland and Wetlands (inland)
Facts about the Angoni vlei rat
Angoni Vlei Rat The Angoni Vlei Rat is medium to large in size compared to other murids.
Behavior Angoni Vlei Rats are usually solitary but sometimes are found in pairs.
Geographic Range The Angoni Vlei Rat is distributed in parts of South Africa (Meester et al). (Full text)More animals beginning with A