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South African Pouched Mouse
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Information
Common Name Southern African Pouched Mouse
Range southern Africa in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Uganda, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and may also be present in Swaziland.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Nesomyidae
Genus Saccostomus
Species Saccostomus campestris
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The South African pouched mouse or southern African pouched mouse (Saccostomus campestris), is a species of pouched mouse in the family Nesomyidae, which is viewed as actually representing a complex of undescribed species. It is found in southern Africa in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Uganda, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and may also be present in Swaziland. This species occurs in savanna woodland, as well as various other habitats, at elevations from 50 to 2000 m. It is present in arid regions of Namibia. The rodent is abundant and is tolerant of human disturbance of its habitat.

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