Saunder's vlei rat

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Saunder's vlei rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Otomys
Species: O. saundersiae
Binomial name
Otomys saundersiae
Roberts, 1929

Saunder's vlei rat (Otomys saundersiae) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.


  1. ^ Taylor, P.J.; Maree, S. (2008). "Otomys saundersiae". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T15658A4967728. Retrieved 6 August 2016.