Afroalpine vlei rat

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Afroalpine vlei rat
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Otomys
Species: O. orestes
Binomial name
Otomys orestes
Thomas, 1900

The afroalpine vlei rat (Otomys orestes) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in the high moorlands of Kenya.[1]


  1. ^ Carleton, M.D, and E.S. Schaefer. 2006. The status of Otomys orestes dollmani Heller, 1912 (Muridae: Otomyinae), a rodent described from the Mathews Range, central Kenya. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 119: 477–515.