Western vlei rat

Western vlei rat

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

 

The Western vlei rat is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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

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