oa African Zoology - Behaviour of the vlei rat, Otomys irroratus (Brants 1827)

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



This paper is a contribution to the poorly known subject of wild rodent behaviour. Observations were conducted in the field and laboratory on the vlei rat, Otomys irroratus, as part of a comprehensive study of its ecology and life history. Individual behaviour, social behaviour, and post natal development are descriptionbed and discussed.

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