Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the Cape region and eastern South Africa. It occurs from sea level up to at least 2,000 m asl. The species has been referred to in various publications as being recorded from Swaziland, however, the records for this country have no specimen basis (Monadjem, A. pers. comm.).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits moist habitats such as bogs, swamps, marshes, and moist grassland and shrubland areas. Its is not known if the species is present in farmland or other 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. & Monadjem, A.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern because it is relatively widespread and occurs in a few protected areas, it has a presumed large population, and its population is not believed to be in decline at present.

History
  • 2004
    Least Concern
  • 2003
    Least Concern
    (IUCN 2003)
  • 2003
    Least Concern
  • 1996
    Lower Risk/least concern
    (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
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Population

Population
It is considered to be quite uncommon. The population size is currently unknown, however, it is noted that there is very low trapping success for this species throughout its range.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known threats, and its habitat is quite well secured in protected areas.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The range of the species includes several protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Laminate vlei rat

The Laminate Vlei Rat (Otomys laminatus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland and swamps.

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