Data about <i>Phacochoerus aethiopicus</i>

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Distribution

 
geographic range (size of area)
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851,932.22 km²
PanTHERIA  
 
longitude median
  • 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
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40.42 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
 
longitude min
  • 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
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34.47 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
 
longitude max
  • 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
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46.38 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
 
latitude median
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4.71 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
 
latitude min
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-2.05 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
 
latitude max
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11.49 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  

Physical Description

 
body mass average
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75,607.52 g adult
PanTHERIA  
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691.95 g newborn animal
PanTHERIA  

Ecology

 
habitat
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arenosol
  • arenosol
    Arenosols are sandy soils, including both soils developed in residual sands after in situ weathering of usually quartz-rich sediments or rock, and soils developed in recently deposited sands such as dunes in deserts and beach lands.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002229
Environments - EOL project  
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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  
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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  
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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  
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dune
Environments - EOL project  
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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  
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hill
  • hill
    A rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000083
Environments - EOL project  
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national park
  • national park
    A reserve of land, usually, but not always declared and owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. National parks are a protected area of IUCN category II.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000367
Environments - EOL project  
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pasture
  • pasture
    Grassland used for grazing of ungulate livestock as part of a farm or ranch.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000266
Environments - EOL project  
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plain
  • plain
    A region of general uniform slope, comparatively level, and of considerable extent.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000086
Environments - EOL project  
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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  
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savanna
  • savanna
    A grassland of the tropics or subtropics with scattered trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000261
Environments - EOL project  
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savanna
  • savanna
    A grassland of the tropics or subtropics with scattered trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000261
Environments - EOL project  
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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  
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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  
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sea
  • sea
    A large expanse of saline water usually connected with an ocean.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000016
Environments - EOL project  
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sound
  • sound
    A large sea or ocean inlet larger than a bay, deeper than a bight, wider than a fjord, or it may identify a narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000393
Environments - EOL project  
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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  
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subterrestrial habitat
  • subterrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is below the surface of the earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000572
Environments - EOL project  
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temperate
Environments - EOL project  
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terrestrial biome
  • terrestrial biome
    A biome that applies to the terrestrial realm.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000446
Environments - EOL project  
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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  
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tropical
Environments - EOL project  
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wood
Environments - EOL project  
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woodland
Environments - EOL project  
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woodland
Environments - EOL project  
 
precipitation in geographic range mean
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42.02 millimeters per month
PanTHERIA  
 
trophic level
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herbivore
  • herbivore
    An animal that eats mainly plants or parts of plants.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Primary__Herbivore
PanTHERIA  
 
interacts with
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
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habitat breadth
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1
PanTHERIA  
 
temperature in geographic range mean
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240.33 0.1°C
PanTHERIA  
 
actual evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
  • 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
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628.28 millimeters per month
PanTHERIA  
 
potential evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
  • 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
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1,636.16 millimeters per month
PanTHERIA  
 
diet breadth
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4
PanTHERIA  

Life History and Behavior

 
home range average
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1.27 km²
PanTHERIA  
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1.35 km²
PanTHERIA  
 
clutch/brood/litter size average
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3.2
PanTHERIA  
 
behavioral circadian rhythm
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diurnal
PanTHERIA  
 
onset of fertility average
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631.12 days
PanTHERIA  
 
age at first birth average
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730 days female
PanTHERIA  
 
gestation period duration average
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165.4 days
PanTHERIA  
 
inter-birth interval average
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365 days female
PanTHERIA  
 
litters per year average
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1.5 female
PanTHERIA  
 
total life span max
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225.6 months
PanTHERIA  
 
social group size average
  • 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
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2
PanTHERIA  
 
terrestriality
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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
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106.45 days
PanTHERIA  

Evolution and Systematics

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

Physiology and Cell Biology

 
carbohydrate composition of milk
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carbohydrate
Milk Chemical Database  
 
mineral composition of milk
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calcium (Ca2+)
Milk Chemical Database  
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potassium (K+)
Milk Chemical Database  
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sodium (Na+)
Milk Chemical Database  
 
protein composition of milk
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protein
  • protein
    linear polymers of alpha-L-aminoacids ranging in size from a few thousand to over 1 million daltons, capable of oligomerization, with specific functions dictated by aminoacid sequence and encoded genetically.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/CSP/2446-3000
Milk Chemical Database  
 
milk lipids
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6.6 percent
Milk Chemical Database  

Conservation

 
population trend
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Stable
IUCN  
 
animal population density average
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7.61 individuals per square kilometer
PanTHERIA  
 
conservation status
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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  
 
human population density mean
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17.34 individuals per square kilometer
PanTHERIA  
 
human population density min
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1 individuals per square kilometer
PanTHERIA  
 
human population density 5th percentile
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1 individuals per square kilometer
PanTHERIA  
 
human population density change mean
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0.09
PanTHERIA  
 
extinction status
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extant
The Paleobiology Database  

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