Western vlei rat

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Western vlei rat
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Otomys
Species: O. occidentalis
Binomial name
Otomys occidentalis
Dieterlen & Van der Straeten, 1992

The western vlei rat (Otomys occidentalis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Cameroon and Nigeria. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland and swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Taylor, P.J.; Hutterer, R. (2008). "Otomys occidentalis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T15657A4965956. Retrieved 6 August 2016.