Burton's vlei rat

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Burton's vlei rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Otomys
Species: O. burtoni
Binomial name
Otomys burtoni
Thomas, 1918

Burton's vlei rat (Otomys burtoni) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Cameroon. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, and swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Taylor, P.J. & Maree, S. (2008). "Otomys burtoni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T45071A10978928. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T45071A10978928.en. Retrieved 1 December 2017.