Sphiggurus mexicanus — Facts & Information

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Data about <i>Sphiggurus mexicanus</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Sphiggurus mexicanus</i>
Geographic range (area)
Additional detail 741,576.19 km^2 PanTHERIA  
  • Longitude
    Longitude is a geographic position that refers to the angle east or west of a reference meridian between the two geographical poles to another meridian that passes through an arbitrary point.
    http://semanticscience.org/resource/SIO_000318
Longitude max
Additional detail -81.6 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail -90.5 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
min Additional detail -99.5 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
Latitude median
Additional detail 15.31 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail 22.59 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
min Additional detail 8.02 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Sphiggurus mexicanus</i>
Body mass average
Additional detail 2.0 kg adult PanTHERIA  
Teat number average
Additional detail 12 PanTHERIA  
Weight
Additional detail 2.0 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Sphiggurus mexicanus</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 arboreal habitat Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail biome
  • Biome
    A major class of ecologically similar communities of plants, animals, and other organisms. Biomes are defined based on factors such as plant structures (such as trees, shrubs, and grasses), leaf types (such as broadleaf and needleleaf), plant spacing (forest, woodland, savanna), and other factors like climate. Unlike ecozones, biomes are not defined by genetic, taxonomic, or historical similarities. Biomes are often identified with particular patterns of ecological succession and climax vegetation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000428
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail clearing Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail isthmus
  • Isthmus
    Narrow section of land in a body of water connecting two larger land areas.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000174
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mount
  • Mount
    A mountain rising from the ocean seafloor that does not reach to the water's surface (sea level), and thus is not an island. Typically formed from volcanoes that rise abruptly and are usually found rising from a seafloor of 1,000 - 4,000 meters depth. Independent features that rise to at least 1,000 meters above the seafloor.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000264
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail peninsula
  • Peninsula
    A body of land jutting out into and nearly surrounded by water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000305
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 woodland Environments - EOL project  
Precipitation in geographic range mean
Additional detail 133.12 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
Trophic level
Additional detail Herbivore
  • Herbivore
    An animal that eats mainly plants or parts of plants.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Primary__Herbivore
PanTHERIA  
Habitat breadth
Additional detail 1 PanTHERIA  
Temperature in geographic range mean
Additional detail 23.05 degrees Celsius PanTHERIA  
  • Actual evapotranspiration rate in geographic range
    Monthly AET (Actual Evapotranspiration Rate) within the geographic range of a taxon. Evapotranspiration (ET) is the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration from the Earth's land surface to atmosphere.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/AETinRange
Actual evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
Additional detail 1,233.22 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
  • Potential evapotranspiration rate in geographic range
    Monthly PET (Potential Evapotranspiration Rate) within the geographic range of a taxon. Evapotranspiration (ET) is the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration from the Earth's land surface to atmosphere. Potential evapotranspiration (PET) is a representation of the environmental demand for evapotranspiration and represents the evapotranspiration rate of a short green crop, completely shading the ground, of uniform height and with adequate water status in the soil profile. It is a reflection of the energy available to evaporate water, and of the wind available to transport the water vapour from the ground up into the lower atmosphere.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PETinRange
Potential evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
Additional detail 1,602.82 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
Diet breadth
Additional detail 2 PanTHERIA  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Sphiggurus mexicanus</i>
Clutch/brood/litter size average
Additional detail 0.98 individuals PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 1 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Behavioral circadian rhythm
Additional detail Nocturnal PanTHERIA  
Total life span max
Additional detail 16.7 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 2 individuals 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  

Conservation

Data about <i>Sphiggurus mexicanus</i>
Iucn red list category
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  
Population trend
Additional detail Decreasing IUCN  
Human population density min
Additional detail 3 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
5th percentile Additional detail 5 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
mean Additional detail 64.23 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density change mean
Additional detail 0.13 PanTHERIA  

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