Monodelphis theresa — Facts & Information

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Data about <i>Monodelphis theresa</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Monodelphis theresa</i>
Geographic range (area)
Additional detail 177,325.11 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 -40.2 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail -58.8 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
min Additional detail -77.5 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
Latitude median
Additional detail -15.3 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
min Additional detail -22.8 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail -7.75 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Monodelphis theresa</i>
Body length (VT) average
Additional detail 8.64 cm adult PanTHERIA  
Body mass average
Additional detail 112 g adult PanTHERIA  

Ecology

Data about <i>Monodelphis theresa</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 forest
  • Forest
    An area with a high density of trees. A small forest may be called a wood.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000111
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail forest biome
  • Forest biome
    A forest biome is a terrestrial biome which includes, across its entire spatial extent, densely packed vegetation which strongly limits light penetration to the forest floor.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000174
Environments - EOL project  
Precipitation in geographic range mean
Additional detail 135.65 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
Trophic level
Additional detail Carnivore
  • Carnivore
    An animal that mainly eats meat.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Primary__Carnivore
PanTHERIA  
Habitat breadth
Additional detail 1 PanTHERIA  
Temperature in geographic range mean
Additional detail 19.01 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 1,213.37 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 1,384.34 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
Diet breadth
Additional detail 1 PanTHERIA  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Monodelphis theresa</i>
Behavioral circadian rhythm
Additional detail Nocturnal PanTHERIA  
Terrestriality
Additional detail fossorial and/or ground dwelling only
  • Fossorial and/or ground dwelling only
    An organism that spends most of its time on the ground or underground.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/groundDwelling
PanTHERIA  

Conservation

Data about <i>Monodelphis theresa</i>
Population trend
Additional detail Decreasing IUCN  
Human population density mean
Additional detail 103.24 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
min Additional detail 2 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
5th percentile Additional detail 6 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density change mean
Additional detail 0.07 PanTHERIA  
Extinction status
Additional detail extant The Paleobiology Database  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Monodelphis theresa</i>
Conservation status
Additional detail data deficient
  • Data deficient
    A taxon is Data Deficient when there is inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction based on its distribution and/or population status. A taxon in this category may be well studied, and its biology well known, but appropriate data on abundance and/or distribution are lacking. Data Deficient is therefore not a category of threat. Listing of taxa in this category indicates that more information is required and acknowledges the possibility that future research will show that threatened classification is appropriate. It is important to make positive use of whatever data are available. In many cases great care should be exercised in choosing between DD and a threatened status. If the range of a taxon is suspected to be relatively circumscribed, and a considerable period of time has elapsed since the last record of the taxon, threatened status may well be justified.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/dataDeficient
IUCN  

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