South African pouched mouse

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South African pouched mouse
Saccostomus campestris.jpg
Soutpansberg, South Africa
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Nesomyidae
Genus: Saccostomus
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 at least three undescribed species.[1] It is found in southern Africa in Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.[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 Cassola, F.; Child, M. F. (2016). "Saccostomus campestris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016 (errata version published in 2017): e.T19808A115153363. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T19808A22233928.en. Retrieved 13 August 2017.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  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.