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Otomys irroratus  (Brants, 1827)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 632795

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Otomys bisulcatus F. Cuvier, 1829
 
    Otomys capensis G. Cuvier, 1829
 
    Euyotis obscura Lichtenstein, 1842
 
    Euryotis typicus A. Smith, 1834
 
    Otomys irroratus auratus Wroughton, 1906
 
    Otomys irroratus coenosus Thomas, 1918
 
    Otomys cupreus cupreoides Roberts, 1946
 
    Otomys irroratus cupreus Wroughton, 1906
 
    Otomys irroratus natalensis Roberts, 1929
 
    Otomys irroratus orientalis Roberts, 1946
 
    Otomys irroratus randensis Roberts, 1929
 
  Common Name(s): vlei rat [English]
 
    Southern African Vlei Rat [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassMammalia Linnaeus, 1758 – mammifères, mamífero, mammals  
                         SubclassTheria Parker and Haswell, 1897  
                            InfraclassEutheria Gill, 1872  
                               OrderRodentia Bowdich, 1821 – esquilo, preá, rato, roedor, rongeurs, rodents  
                                  SuborderMyomorpha Brandt, 1855 – Rats, souris, Mice, Rats, Voles, Gerbils, Hamsters, Lemmings  
                                     SuperfamilyMuroidea Illiger, 1811  
                                        FamilyMuridae Illiger, 1811 – campagnols, rats, souris, mice, rats, voles  
                                           SubfamilyOtomyinae Thomas, 1897  
                                              GenusOtomys F. Cuvier, 1824 – Vlei Rats  
                                                 SpeciesOtomys irroratus (Brants, 1827) – vlei rat, Southern African Vlei Rat  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Guy G. Musser  
  Notes: Department of Mammology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024   
  Reference for: Otomys irroratus    
       
  Expert: Michael D. Carleton  
  Notes: Department of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20560   
  Reference for: Otomys irroratus    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Musser, Guy G., and Michael D. Carleton / Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: Superfamily Muroidea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 3rd ed., vol. 2   
  Page(s): 894-1531   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8221-4   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Otomys irroratus, Southern African Vlei Rat [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Rosevear, D. R.  
  Publication Date: 1969   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Rodents of West Africa   
  Page(s): 604   
  Publisher: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History)   
  Publication Place: London, England   
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  Notes:    
  Reference for: Otomys irroratus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd ed., 3rd printing   
  Page(s): xviii + 1207   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-217-9   
  Notes: Corrections were made to text at 3rd printing   
  Reference for: Otomys irroratus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wilson, Don E., and F. Russell Cole  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Common Names of Mammals of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 204   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-56098-383-3   
  Notes: With contributions by Bernadette N. Graham, Adam P. Potter, and Mariana M. Upmeyer   
  Reference for: Otomys irroratus, vlei rat [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc)  
    Comments: Bohmann (1952) established a broad, improbably polymorphic definition of O. irroratus, including some 23 subspecies, a concept further enlarged by Dieterlen (1968) and Petter (1982) and collectively enveloping the following forms here (and elsewhere) treated as separate species (see individual accounts): O. anchietae, O. angoniensis, O. barbouri, O. burtoni, O. cuanzensis, O. dollmani, O. jacksoni, O. laminatus, O. maximus, O. orestes, O. tropicalis, O. typus, and O. uzungwensis. Although f...  
 

 

   

 
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