Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in western South Africa, north to south-eastern Namibia and south-western Botswana. It occurs from sea level up to 1,000 m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is a diurnal species that is restricted to consolidated sands in semi-desert. They can also occur in pastureland.

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
Coetzee, N.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern because of its wide distribution including several protected areas, no known threats, and because its population is not believed to be in decline at present.

History
  • 2004
    Least Concern
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Population

Population
It can be very common.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats to this species. It is sometimes considered to be a pest in agricultural areas.
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Management

Conservation Actions

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

Brants's whistling rat

Brants's whistling rat (Parotomys brantsii) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and pastureland.

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