Spermophilus mohavensis — Facts & Information

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Data about <i>Spermophilus mohavensis</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Spermophilus mohavensis</i>
Geographic range (area)
Additional detail 18,167.56 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 -117 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail -118 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
min Additional detail -118 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
Latitude min
Additional detail 34.37 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail 35.3 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail 36.23 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Spermophilus mohavensis</i>
Body length (VT) average
Additional detail 15.65 cm adult PanTHERIA  
Body mass average
Additional detail 213.18 g adult PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 240 g AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 4.5 g newborn animal PanTHERIA  
Weight
Additional detail 150 g adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 30 g weanling AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 4.5 g neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Spermophilus mohavensis</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 alluvial fan
  • Alluvial fan
    A fan-shaped deposit formed where a fast flowing stream flattens, slows, and spreads typically at the exit of a canyon onto a flatter plain.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000314
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 river
  • River
    Natural freshwater surface streams of considerable volume and a permanent or seasonal flow, moving in a definite channel toward a sea, lake, or another river; any large streams, or ones larger than brooks or creeks, such as the trunk stream and larger branches of a drainage system.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000022
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail sand
  • Sand
    A naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000017
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail soil
  • Soil
    Any material within 2 m from the Earth's surface that is in contact with the atmosphere, with the exclusion of living organisms, areas with continuous ice not covered by other material, and water bodies deeper than 2 m.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00001998
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail subterrestrial habitat
  • Subterrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is below the surface of the earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000572
Environments - EOL project  
Precipitation in geographic range mean
Additional detail 28.05 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 2 PanTHERIA  
Temperature in geographic range mean
Additional detail 11.5 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 262.4 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 1,191.51 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
Diet breadth
Additional detail 2 PanTHERIA  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Spermophilus mohavensis</i>
Home range average
Additional detail 0.01 km^2 PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 0.01 km^2 PanTHERIA  
Clutch/brood/litter size
Additional detail 6 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 6.5 individuals PanTHERIA  
Behavioral circadian rhythm
Additional detail diurnal PanTHERIA  
Gestation period duration average
Additional detail 24.31 days PanTHERIA  
Total life span max
Additional detail 7.8 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Age at eye opening average
Additional detail 30.5 days 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 average
Additional detail 31.81 days PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 36 days 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 24 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Physiology and Cell Biology

Data about <i>Spermophilus mohavensis</i>
Metabolic rate average
Additional detail 112.8 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 0.63 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 37.0 degrees Celsius AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Spermophilus mohavensis</i>
Population trend
Additional detail Decreasing IUCN  
Animal population density average
Additional detail 301.99 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density mean
Additional detail 59.07 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density change mean
Additional detail 0.15 PanTHERIA  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Spermophilus mohavensis</i>
Conservation status
Additional detail vulnerable
  • Vulnerable
    A taxon is Vulnerable when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Vulnerable, and it is therefore considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/vulnerable
IUCN  

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