Sloggett's vlei rat

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Original source: Chown SL, Sinclair BJ, Leinaas HP, Gaston KJ: Hemispheric Asymmetries in Biodiversity—A Serious Matter for Ecology. PLoS Biol 2/11/2004: e406. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0020406
Author: Brent J. Sinclair

Sloggett's vlei rat

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


The Sloggett's 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 Sloggett
A young / baby of a Sloggett is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Sloggett group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
Lesotho and South Africa

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