Barbour's vlei rat

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Barbour's vlei rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Otomys
Species: O. barbouri
Binomial name
Otomys barbouri
Lawrence & Loveridge, 1953

Barbour's vlei rat (Otomys barbouri) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Kenya and Uganda. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Taylor, P.J.; Maree, S. (2008). "Otomys barbouri". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T45069A10978626. Retrieved 6 August 2016.