Brants's whistling rat

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Brants's whistling rat
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Brants's whistling rat in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Parotomys
Species: P. brantsii
Binomial name
Parotomys brantsii
(A. Smith, 1834)

Brants's whistling rat (Parotomys brantsii) is one of two species of Murid rodent in the genus Parotomys. It is found in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and pastureland.


  1. ^ Coetzee, N. (2008). "Parotomys brantsii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T16270A5594231. Retrieved 6 August 2016.