Tropical vlei rat

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Tropical vlei rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Otomys
Species: O. tropicalis
Binomial name
Otomys tropicalis
Thomas, 1902

The tropical vlei rat (Otomys tropicalis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, swamps, and plantations .


  1. ^ Taylor, P.J.; Maree, S. (2008). "Otomys tropicalis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T15660A4970777. Retrieved 6 August 2016.