Elephantulus rufescens — Facts & Information

East African Long-eared Elephant-shrew learn more about names for this taxon

Data about <i>Elephantulus rufescens</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Elephantulus rufescens</i>
Geographic range (area)
Additional detail 1,140,379.85 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 29.12 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail 37.53 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail 45.94 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
Latitude min
Additional detail -7.94 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail 1.19 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail 10.33 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Elephantulus rufescens</i>
Body length (VT) average
Additional detail 24.98 cm adult PanTHERIA  
Body mass average
Additional detail 10.29 g newborn animal PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 52.78 g adult PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 53 g AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Teat number average
Additional detail 6 PanTHERIA  
Weight
Additional detail 10.6 g neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 29 g weanling AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 58 g adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Elephantulus rufescens</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 arid
  • Arid
    An arid condition is an environmental condition in which annual precipitation is less than half of annual potential evapotranspiration.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000230
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail crevasse 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 dune 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 mound Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail plain
  • Plain
    A region of general uniform slope, comparatively level, and of considerable extent.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000086
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail savanna
  • Savanna
    A grassland of the tropics or subtropics with scattered trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000261
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail savanna biome
  • Savanna biome
    A savanna biome is a woodland biome which has seasonal water availability and includes, across its entire spatial extent, trees spaced sufficiently far apart to allow an unbroken layer of grass, sedge (Cyperaceae) or rush (Juncaceae) communities to live.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000178
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail steppe
  • Steppe
    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.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000262
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 54.57 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
Trophic level
Additional detail Omnivore
  • Omnivore
    An animal that mainly eats all kinds of things, including plants and animals.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Omnivore
PanTHERIA  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
Interacts with
Additional detail Eagles GloBI  
Additional detail Owls GloBI  
Additional detail Snakes GloBI  
Additional detail Storks and Allies GloBI  
Habitat breadth
Additional detail 1 PanTHERIA  
Temperature in geographic range mean
Additional detail 23.61 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 786.77 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 1,586.51 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWithreverse
Interacts with
Additional detail East African Long-eared Elephant-shrew GloBI  
Additional detail East African Long-eared Elephant-shrew GloBI  
Additional detail Snakes GloBI  
Diet breadth
Additional detail 5 PanTHERIA  
  • Has predator
    is consumed for energetic or other nutritional needs (by another organism)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/HasPredator
Has predator
Additional detail Diurnal Birds of Prey GloBI  
Additional detail Eagles GloBI  
Additional detail Owls GloBI  
Additional detail Snakes GloBI  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Elephantulus rufescens</i>
Home range average
Additional detail 0.00265 km^2 PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 0.00304 km^2 PanTHERIA  
Clutch/brood/litter size
Additional detail 1 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 1.41 individuals PanTHERIA  
Behavioral circadian rhythm
Additional detail nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
  • Nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
    An organism that is nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/activityCycleOther
PanTHERIA  
Age at first birth average
Additional detail 144 days female PanTHERIA  
Gestation period duration average
Additional detail 57 days PanTHERIA  
Inter-birth interval
Additional detail 84 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 92.6 days female PanTHERIA  
Litters per year median
Additional detail 2.2 PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 5.2 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Total life span max
Additional detail 7.9 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
max Additional detail 6.0 years 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  
Onset of fertility
Additional detail 50 days male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 50 days female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 61.87 days 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 23 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 24.85 days PanTHERIA  
Growth rate
Additional detail 0.0481 per day AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • 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 61 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Physiology and Cell Biology

Data about <i>Elephantulus rufescens</i>
Metabolic rate average
Additional detail 56.86 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 0.32 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 37.3 degrees Celsius AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Elephantulus rufescens</i>
Population trend
Additional detail Stable IUCN  
Animal population density average
Additional detail 200 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density 5th percentile
Additional detail 1 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
mean Additional detail 40.38 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density change mean
Additional detail 0.11 PanTHERIA  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Elephantulus rufescens</i>
Conservation status
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  

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