Data about Felinae
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Evolution and Systematics
||The Paleobiology Database|
Glossary for Felinae
- age at eye opening
- Age at which both eyes are fully open after birth.
- Kate E. Jones, Jon Bielby, Marcel Cardillo, Susanne A. Fritz, Justin O'Dell, C. David L. Orme, Kamran Safi, Wes Sechrest, Elizabeth H. Boakes, Chris Carbone, Christina Connolly, Michael J. Cutts, Janine K. Foster, Richard Grenyer, Michael Habib, Christopher A. Plaster, Samantha A. Price, Elizabeth A. Rigby, Janna Rist, Amber Teacher, Olaf R. P. Bininda-Emonds, John L. Gittleman, Georgina M. Mace, and Andy Purvis. 2009. PanTHERIA: a species-level database of life history, ecology, and geography of extant and recently extinct mammals. Ecology 90:2648. http://esapubs.org/archive/ecol/E090/184/
- age at first birth
- Age at which females give birth to their first litter, or their young attach to teats or hatch out
- body length (VT)
- The distance from point to point along the longest axis of the body of an organism.
- body mass
- The amount of matter in the body of an organism.
- clutch/brood/litter size
- Single birth offspring quantity. The proportion or number of offspring produced from a single pregnancy (mammals) or ovulation (fish) or nesting (birds).
- dispersal age
- Age at which young permanently leave the parent, parental group, social group or any associated territories.
- The original description of the elevation (altitude, usually above sea level) of the Location.
- This taxon is still in existence, as opposed to extinct.
- extinction status
- Indicates whether a taxon is extant (living today) or extinct.
- first appearance (older bound)
- The older bound for the first appearance of this taxon in the fossil record, in Ma.
- first appearance (younger bound)
- The younger bound for the first appearance of this taxon in the fossil record, in Ma.
- gestation period duration
- The length of time between when a fertilized egg implants in the wall of the uterus and the birth of offspring.
- A category or description of the habitat in which the Event occurred.
- inter-birth interval
- The length of time between successive births of a female.
- last appearance (older bound)
- The older bound for the last appearance of this taxon in the fossil record, in Ma.
- last appearance (younger bound)
- The younger bound for the last appearance of this taxon in the fossil record, in Ma.
- The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
- litters per year
- Number of litters per female per year
- The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
- million years ago
- 1 megaannum in the past. Megaannum, Ma. is a unit of time equal to one million (10^6) years.
- A landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill, but there is no universally accepted standard definition for the height of a mountain or a hill although a mountain usually has an identifiable summit and a local relief of more than 300m.
- onset of fertility
- The age at which an organism develops the ability to produce live offspring.
- A naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles.
- 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.
- A plain without trees (apart from those near rivers and lakes); it is similar to a prairie, although a prairie is generally considered as being dominated by tall grasses, while short grasses are said to be normal in the steppe. It may be semi-desert, or covered with grass or shrubs or both, depending on the season and latitude.
- total life span
- The full period of time from birth to death of an organism.
- weaning age
- Age when primary nutritional dependency on the mother ends and independent foraging begins to make a major contribution to the offspring’s energy requirements.
- A physical quality inhering in a bearer that has mass near a gravitational body.
- Land having a cover of trees, shrubs, or both.
For some attributes EOL determines the span of values available for a taxon across all sources.
|Trait||Values||Record Count||Taxa Count|
|age at eye opening||7.0 to 16.0 days||15||15|
|age at first birth||1.0 to 3.33 years||6||6|
|body length (VT)||15.2 cm to 1.48 m||29||26|
|body mass||13.7 to 41.1 kg||2||2|
|body mass||63.99 g to 53.95 kg||57||27|
|clutch/brood/litter size||1.0 to 4.83||48||26|
|dispersal age||140.0 days to 2.08 years||7||7|
|elevation||4.4 to 1,366.3 m||8||2|
|gestation period duration||56.0 to 99.07 days||22||22|
|inter-birth interval||112.0 days to 2.15 years||29||15|
|latitude||19.77 to 19.77 degrees||4||2|
|litters per year||0.75 to 4.0||14||14|
|litters per year||0.45 to 4.0 per year||13||13|
|longitude||85.33 to 85.33 degrees||4||2|
|onset of fertility||274.0 days to 2.88 years||44||20|
|social group size||1.0 to 1.0||1||1|
|total life span||13.9 to 32.3 years||25||25|
|total life span||10.0 to 34.0 years||17||17|
|weaning age||24.85 to 182.0 days||31||18|
|weight||55.5 g to 63.0 kg||58||28|
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