Sloggett's vlei rat

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Sloggett's vlei rat
Otomys sloggetti.png
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Otomys
Species: O. sloggetti
Binomial name
Otomys sloggetti
(Thomas, 1902)
Synonyms

Mytomys sloggetti

Sloggett's vlei rat or ice rat (Otomys sloggetti or Myotomys sloggetti) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in southern Lesotho and South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, swamps, and rocky areas.

Its name commemorates Col. A. T. Sloggett who collected at Deelfontein in 1902.

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