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Data about <i>Zaglossus bruijni</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Zaglossus bruijni</i>
Geographic range (area)
Additional detail 25,654.49 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 130.2 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail 133.29 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail 136.38 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
Latitude max
Additional detail -0.00769 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail -2.07 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
min Additional detail -4.14 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Zaglossus bruijni</i>
Body length (VT) average
Additional detail 67.5 cm adult PanTHERIA  
Body mass
Additional detail 11.85 kg AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 400 g weanling PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 8.95 kg adult PanTHERIA  
Weight
Additional detail 400 g weanling AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 7.5 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Zaglossus bruijni</i>
Habitat
Additional detail coast
  • Coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
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 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
  • 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 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 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 meadow
  • Meadow
    A habitat of rolling or flat terrain where grasses predominate. Typically, what is called a meadow has more biodiversity than a grassland as the former contains not only grasses but a significant variety of annual, biennial and perennial plants.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000108
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail meadow
  • Meadow
    A habitat of rolling or flat terrain where grasses predominate. Typically, what is called a meadow has more biodiversity than a grassland as the former contains not only grasses but a significant variety of annual, biennial and perennial plants.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000108
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 mountain
  • Mountain
    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.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000081
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 biome
  • Terrestrial biome
    A biome that applies to the terrestrial realm.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000446
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
IUCN  
Additional detail tropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
Precipitation in geographic range mean
Additional detail 211.51 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 22.02 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 1,735.9 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 1,953 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
Diet breadth
Additional detail 1 PanTHERIA  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Zaglossus bruijni</i>
Clutch/brood/litter size average
Additional detail 1 individuals PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 1 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Behavioral circadian rhythm
Additional detail Nocturnal PanTHERIA  
Gestation period duration average
Additional detail 10 days PanTHERIA Comment_indicator
Total life span max
Additional detail 31.0 years PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail 41.2 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Population group size average
Additional detail 1 individuals PanTHERIA  
  • 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  
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  
Weaning age
Additional detail 152 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 90.73 days PanTHERIA  
  • Prenatal development duration
    The duration of the development from fertilized, deposited or implanted egg to hatching/birth. Corresponds to egg incubation duration in oviparous animals and to gestation period duration in viviparous animals.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PrenatalDevelopmentDuration
Prenatal development duration
Additional detail 10 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Physiology and Cell Biology

Data about <i>Zaglossus bruijni</i>
Metabolic rate average
Additional detail 1,215.4 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 6.49 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 30.8 degrees Celsius AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Zaglossus bruijni</i>
Population trend
Additional detail Decreasing IUCN  
Animal population density average
Additional detail 1.6 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density mean
Additional detail 10.12 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
min Additional detail 2 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
5th percentile Additional detail 2 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density change mean
Additional detail 0.12 PanTHERIA  
Extinction status
Additional detail extant The Paleobiology Database  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Zaglossus bruijni</i>
Conservation status
Additional detail critically endangered
  • Critically endangered
    A taxon is Critically Endangered when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Critically Endangered, and it is therefore considered to be facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/criticallyEndangered
IUCN  

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