Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This is an Angolan endemic found in suitable habitat in north-east and central Angola. It occurs below 2,000 m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is found in low lying riverine habitats and upland plateau grasslands. It is usually found in grassland within forest/grassland mosaic. It is not known is the species can persist in disturbed or modified habitats.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Taylor, P.J. & Maree, S.

Reviewer/s
Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

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Justification
Listed as Least Concern as it is relatively widespread, it has a presumed large population, and its population is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify in a more threatened category.

History
  • 2004
    Least Concern
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Population

Population
It is assumed to be relatively common.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Open cast diamond mining is a threat to the species' habitat in the northern part of its range.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is not known if it occurs from protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Angolan vlei rat

The Angolan vlei rat (Otomys anchietae) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Angola. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, moist savanna, and subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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