Dent's vlei rat

Dent's vlei rat

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Otomyinae
Species : Otomys denti


The Dent's vlei rat is listed as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Dent
A young / baby of a Dent is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Dent group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.

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