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African karoo rats
Otomys sloggetti.png
Myotomys sloggetti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Tribe: Otomyini
Genus: Myotomys
Thomas, 1918

Myotomys sloggetti
Myotomys unisulcatus

Myotomys is a genus of African Karoo rats that inhabit the Karoo, a semi-desert region in the southern portion of the African continent. Previously placed in the genus Otomys, they are sometimes referred to as vlei rats.


Genus Myotomys


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