Tanzanian vlei rat

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Tanzanian vlei rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Otomys
Species: O. lacustris
Binomial name
Otomys lacustris
G.M. Allen & Loveridge, 1933

The Tanzanian vlei rat (Otomys lacustris) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland and swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Taylor, P.J.; Maree, S. (2008). "Otomys lacustris". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T45067A10970064. Retrieved 6 August 2016.