Mount Oku rat

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Mt. Oku Rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Lamottemys
Petter, 1986
Species: L. okuensis
Binomial name
Lamottemys okuensis
Petter, 1986

The Mt. Oku Rat (Lamottemys okuensis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Cameroon. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  • Dieterlen, F. 2004. Lamottemys okuensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. 2005. Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.