Typical vlei rat

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Typical vlei rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Otomys
Species: O. typus
Binomial name
Otomys typus
(Heuglin, 1877)

The typical vlei rat (Otomys typus) is a species of vlei rat in the rodent family Muridae. It is found only in Ethiopia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Taylor, P.J.; Maree, S.; Lavrenchenko, L.; Kerbis Peterhans, J.; Chitaukali, W. (2008). "Otomys typus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T15661A4972396. Retrieved 6 August 2016.