South African pouched mouse
|South African pouched mouse|
|Soutpansberg, South Africa|
The South African pouched mouse or southern African pouched mouse (Saccostomus campestris) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae, which is viewed as actually representing a complex of undescribed species. It is found in southern Africa in Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Malawi, Uganda, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and may also be present in Swaziland. This species occurs in savanna woodland, as well as various other habitats, at elevations from 50 to 2000 m. It is present in arid regions of Namibia. The rodent is abundant and is tolerant of human disturbance of its habitat.
- Corti, M.; Griffin, M.; Coetzee, N.; Chitaukali, W. (2008). "Saccostomus campestris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
- Musser, G. G.; Carleton, M. D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 933–934. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
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