Dent's vlei rat

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Dent's vlei rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Otomys
Species: O. denti
Binomial name
Otomys denti
Thomas, 1906

Dent's vlei rat (Otomys denti) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Taylor, P.J.; Maree, S.; Kerbis Peterhans, J. (2008). "Otomys denti". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T15653A4959684. Retrieved 6 August 2016.