Atlantoxerus getulus — Facts & Information

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Data about <i>Atlantoxerus getulus</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Atlantoxerus getulus</i>
Geographic range (area)
Additional detail 179,364.26 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 min
Additional detail -10 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail -3.27 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail -6.64 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
Latitude min
Additional detail 28.29 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail 31.63 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail 34.96 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Atlantoxerus getulus</i>
Body length (VT) average
Additional detail 18.91 cm adult PanTHERIA  
Body mass average
Additional detail 250.57 g adult PanTHERIA  
Weight
Additional detail 400 g adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Atlantoxerus getulus</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 coastal plain
  • Coastal plain
    An area of flat, low-lying land adjacent to a seacoast and separated from the interior by other features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000090
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 desert
  • Desert
    A region rendered barren or partially barren by environmental extremes, especially by low rainfall.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000097
Environments - EOL project  
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  
Additional detail grassland
  • Grassland
    An area in which grasses (Graminae) are a significant component of the vegetation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000106
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail island
  • Island
    Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
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 scree
  • Scree
    Broken rock that appears at the bottom of crags, mountain cliffs or valley shoulders.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000194
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  
Precipitation in geographic range mean
Additional detail 25.6 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
Temperature in geographic range mean
Additional detail 15.6 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 384.71 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 1,270.58 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Atlantoxerus getulus</i>
Total life span max
Additional detail 9.0 years PanTHERIA  

Conservation

Data about <i>Atlantoxerus getulus</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 Stable IUCN  
Human population density min
Additional detail 4 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
5th percentile Additional detail 5 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
mean Additional detail 77.86 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density change mean
Additional detail 0.06 PanTHERIA  

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