Monodelphis brevicaudata — Facts & Information

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Data about <i>Monodelphis brevicaudata</i>

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Physical Description

Data about <i>Monodelphis brevicaudata</i>
Body length (VT) average
Additional detail 13.51 cm adult PanTHERIA  
Body mass average
Additional detail 78.84 g adult PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 91.5 g AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Weight
Additional detail 90 g adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Monodelphis brevicaudata</i>
Habitat
Additional detail terrestrial habitat
  • Terrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002009
IUCN  
Habitat
Additional detail clearing Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail cultivated habitat
  • Cultivated habitat
    A geographical feature modified by humans by the preparation of the land, usually for the purposes of growing crops.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000113
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail elevation
  • Elevation
    A landform elevated above the surrounding area.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000176
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail garden
  • Garden
    An enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000011
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail plantation
  • Plantation
    An intentional planting of a crop, on a large scale, usually for uses other than cereal production or pasture. The term is currently most often used for plantings of trees and shrubs. The term tends also to be used for plantings maintained on economic bases other than that of subsistence farming.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000117
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail scrubland
  • Scrubland
    Area covered with low-growing or stunted perennial vegetation and usually not mixed with trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000300
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail shrubland biome
  • Shrubland biome
    A shrubland biome is a terrestrial biome which includes, across its entire spatial extent, dense groups of shrubs.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000176
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail terrestrial habitat
  • Terrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002009
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail tropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail valley
  • Valley
    A depression caused by erosion by water or ice. Low-lying land bordered by higher ground; especially elongate, relatively large gently sloping depressions of the Earth's surface, commonly situated between two mountains or between ranges of hills or mountains, and often containing a stream with an outlet.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000100
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
Trophic level
Additional detail Omnivore
  • Omnivore
    An animal that mainly eats all kinds of things, including plants and animals.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Omnivore
PanTHERIA  
Habitat breadth
Additional detail 2 PanTHERIA  
Diet breadth
Additional detail 2 PanTHERIA  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Monodelphis brevicaudata</i>
Clutch/brood/litter size
Additional detail 7 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 7.24 individuals PanTHERIA  
Behavioral circadian rhythm
Additional detail nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
  • Nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
    An organism that is nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/activityCycleOther
PanTHERIA  
Litters per year
Additional detail 1.5 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 1.5 female PanTHERIA  
Total life span max
Additional detail 1.0 years PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail 3.9 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • Social group size
    Number of individuals in a group that spends the majority of their time in a 24 hour cycle together where there is some indication that these individuals form a social cohesive unit.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/SocialGroupSize
Social group size average
Additional detail 1 individuals PanTHERIA  
Onset of fertility
Additional detail 180 days female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 180 days male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 187.19 days PanTHERIA  
Terrestriality
Additional detail above ground dwelling
  • Above ground dwelling
    An organism that spends most of its time above ground.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/aboveGroundDwelling
PanTHERIA  

Evolution and Systematics

Data about <i>Monodelphis brevicaudata</i>
First Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 0.0117 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
First Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 0 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 0.0117 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 0 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  

Physiology and Cell Biology

Data about <i>Monodelphis brevicaudata</i>
Metabolic rate average
Additional detail 68.14 mL/hr O2 PanTHERIA  
  • Basal metabolic rate
    Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy expended daily by humans and other animals at rest. Rest is defined as existing in a neutrally temperate environment while in the post-absorptive state.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/SNOMEDCT/165109007
Basal metabolic rate
Additional detail 0.37 Watts AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • Body temperature
    The degree of heat in the body of a living organism, temperature is measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of matter, expressed in terms of units or degrees designated on a standard scale.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/CSP/2871-4249
Body temperature
Additional detail 33.7 degrees Celsius AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Monodelphis brevicaudata</i>
Population trend
Additional detail Unknown IUCN  
Animal population density average
Additional detail 49.81 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Extinction status
Additional detail extant The Paleobiology Database  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Monodelphis brevicaudata</i>
Conservation status
Additional detail least concern
  • Least concern
    A taxon is Least Concern when it has been evaluated against the criteria and does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/leastConcern
IUCN  

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