Data about <i>Moschus moschiferus</i>

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Distribution

 
geographic range (size of area)
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8,554,234.6 km²
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longitude median
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124.87 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
 
longitude min
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83.41 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
 
longitude max
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166.34 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
 
latitude median
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53.39 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
 
latitude min
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34.28 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
 
latitude max
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72.5 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
 
geographic distribution includes
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Altai alpine meadow and tundra
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Altai montane forest and forest steppe
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Altai steppe and semi-desert
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Amur meadow steppe
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Bering tundra
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Central Korean deciduous forests
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Changbai Mountains mixed forests
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Cherskii-Kolyma mountain tundra
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Da Hinggan-Dzhagdy Mountains conifer forests
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Daurian forest steppe
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East Siberian taiga
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Great Lakes Basin desert steppe
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Junggar Basin semi-desert
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Kazakh forest steppe
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Khangai Mountains alpine meadow
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Manchurian mixed forests
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Mongolian-Manchurian grassland
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Nenjiang River grassland
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Northeast China Plain deciduous forests
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Northeast Siberian taiga
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Okhotsk-Manchurian taiga
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Palearctic
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Sakhalin Island taiga
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Sayan Alpine meadows and tundra
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Sayan Intermontane steppe
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Sayan montane conifer forests
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Selenge-Orkhon forest steppe
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South Sakhalin-Kurile mixed forests
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South Siberian forest steppe
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Southern Korea evergreen forests
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Suiphun-Khanka meadows and forest meadows
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Taimyr-Central Siberian tundra
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Trans-Baikal Bald Mountain tundra
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Trans-Baikal conifer forests
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Ussuri broadleaf and mixed forests
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West Siberian taiga
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Western Siberian hemiboreal forests
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Physical Description

 
body length (VT) average
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899.99 mm adult
PanTHERIA  
 
body mass average
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12,500 g female
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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12,500 g
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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13,000 g
Macroecological database of mammalian body mass  
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13,000 g
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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4.11 log10 grams
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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4.11 log10 grams
Macroecological database of mammalian body mass  
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458.75 g
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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13,315.57 g adult
PanTHERIA  
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498.39 g newborn animal
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weight
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10,000 g adult
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
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458.75 g neonate stage
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

 
trophic level
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herbivore
MammalDiet  
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herbivore
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primary diet
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leaves
MammalDiet  
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leaves of herbaceous plants
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leaves of herbaceous plants
MammalDiet  
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plants
MammalDiet  
 
habitat
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arboreal habitat
Environments - EOL project  
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forest
Environments - EOL project  
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forest
Environments - EOL project  
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inland cliff
Environments - EOL project  
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Large river biome
Environments - EOL project  
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marsh
Environments - EOL project  
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mount
Environments - EOL project  
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mountain
Environments - EOL project  
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mountain
Environments - EOL project  
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mountain range
Environments - EOL project  
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mountain range
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peninsula
Environments - EOL project  
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plateau
Environments - EOL project  
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rock
Environments - EOL project  
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scrubland
Environments - EOL project  
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scrubland
Environments - EOL project  
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scrubland
Environments - EOL project  
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slope
Environments - EOL project  
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stream
Environments - EOL project  
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terrestrial biome
Environments - EOL project  
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terrestrial habitat
IUCN  
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valley
Environments - EOL project  
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woodland
Environments - EOL project  
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woodland
Environments - EOL project  
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woodland
Environments - EOL project  
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woodland
Environments - EOL project  
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woodland
Environments - EOL project  
 
habitat includes
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Boreal Forests (Taiga)
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
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Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
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Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Temperate Coniferous Forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Tundra
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
 
precipitation in geographic range mean
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31.16 millimeters per month
PanTHERIA  
 
temperature in geographic range mean
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-83.8 0.1°C
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actual evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
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317.71 millimeters per month
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potential evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
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367.73 millimeters per month
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diet breadth
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3
PanTHERIA  

Life History and Behavior

 
parental care
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No Paternal Care
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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No Paternal Care
Social systems of mammalian species  
 
home range average
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0.13 km²
PanTHERIA  
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0.45 km²
PanTHERIA  
 
clutch/brood/litter size average
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1.49
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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1.49
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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1.74
PanTHERIA  
 
clutch/brood/litter size
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1.5
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
behavioral circadian rhythm
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nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
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onset of fertility
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473 days female
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
onset of fertility average
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486.66 days
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age at first reproduction average
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15.54 months
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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15.54 months
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
 
gestation period duration average
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175.92 days
PanTHERIA  
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5.33 months
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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5.33 months
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
 
litters per year average
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1 female
PanTHERIA  
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1
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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1
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
 
litters per year
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1 per year
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
population group size average
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1
PanTHERIA  
 
social group size average
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1
PanTHERIA  
 
weaning age average
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3.5 months
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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3.5 months
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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47.14 days
PanTHERIA  
 
weaning age
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106 days
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
prenatal development duration
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162 days
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
life span max
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144 months
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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144 months
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
 
Mating System
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Not Monogamous
Social systems of mammalian species  
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Not Monogamous
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
 
Social System
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No Social Group Living
Social systems of mammalian species  
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No Social Group Living
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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Solitary
Social systems of mammalian species  
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Solitary
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  

Evolution and Systematics

 
first appearance (older bound)
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2.59 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  
 
first appearance (younger bound)
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0.0117 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  
 
last appearance (older bound)
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0.13 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  
 
last appearance (younger bound)
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0.0117 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  

Conservation

 
population trend
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Decreasing
IUCN  
 
conservation status
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vulnerable
IUCN  
 
human population density mean
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20.86 individuals per square kilometer
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human population density change mean
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-0.02
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extinction status
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extant
Macroecological database of mammalian body mass  
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extant
The Paleobiology Database  
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extant
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  

Database and Repository Coverage

 
type specimen repository
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National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (USNM) unknown
National Museum of Natural History Collections  

Other

 
Q1055552
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herbivore
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