Bush vlei rat

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Bush vlei rat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Myotomys
Species: M. unisulcatus
Binomial name
Myotomys unisulcatus
(F. Cuvier, 1829)

The bush vlei rat or Karoo bush rat (Myotomys unisulcatus formerly Otomys unisulcatus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Namibia and South Africa. Its natural habitat is temperate shrubland.

External links[edit]


  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  • Taylor, P. & Monadjem, A. 2004. Otomys unisulcatus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.