Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
B1ac(ii,iv)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Taylor, P. & Maree, S. (GMA Africa Workshop)

Reviewer/s
Amori, G. & Schlitter, D. (Rodent Red List Authority)

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Justification
Listed as Endangered as it has an extent of occurrence less than 5,000 km², it is restricted to one mountain at high elevations, and there is burning of the species' habitat that causes large fluctuations in the species' area of occupancy and the number of mature individuals.
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Population

Population Trend
Unknown
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Wikipedia

Mount Elgon vlei rat

The Mount Elgon Vlei Rat (Otomys jacksoni) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Kenya and Uganda. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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