South African pouched mouse

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South African pouched mouse
Saccostomus campestris.jpg
Soutpansberg, South Africa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Nesomyidae
Genus: Saccostomus
Species: S. campestris
Binomial name
Saccostomus campestris
Peters, 1846

The South African pouched mouse or southern African pouched mouse (Saccostomus campestris) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae,[2] which is viewed as actually representing a complex of undescribed species.[1] It is found in southern Africa in Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Malawi, Uganda, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and may also be present in Swaziland.[1] This species occurs in savanna woodland, as well as various other habitats, at elevations from 50 to 2000 m.[1] It is present in arid regions of Namibia.[1] The rodent is abundant and is tolerant of human disturbance of its habitat.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Corti, M.; Griffin, M.; Coetzee, N.; Chitaukali, W. (2008). "Saccostomus campestris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Superfamily Muroidea". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 933–934. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.