Otomys cheesmani Taylor, Lavrenchenko, Carleton, Verheyen, Bennett, Oosthuizen & Maree

Cheesman’s Vlei Rat (Otomys cheesmani)

This species was described in 2011 based on the dried skin and skull of an adult male that had been collected in 1937; it was apparently restricted to a small area at Mt. Choqa in north-western Ethiopia

It is believed that the species was last seen in 1968; it might now be extinct.


edited: 29.04.2022