Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in the arid parts of the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Western Cape provinces in South Africa and ranges north to southern Namibia.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is found in succulent Karoo habitat, and Namakaroo and fynbos scrub. 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. & Monadjem, A.

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 because it has a relatively wide distribution, it is abundant in suitable habitat, and its population is not believed to be in decline at present.

History
  • 2004
    Least Concern
  • 2003
    Least Concern
    (IUCN 2003)
  • 2003
    Least Concern
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Population

Population
It is abundant in suitable habitat. The current population size is unknown, however, it is not considered to be facing any serious threats.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known threats to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is recommended that there are further surveys, genetic research and research into the rat's life history. Its range includes a few protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Bush vlei rat

The bush vlei rat or Karoo bush rat (Myotomys unisulcatus formerly Otomys unisulcatus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Namibia and South Africa. Its natural habitat is temperate shrubland.

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