Reithrodontomys megalotis — Facts & Information

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Data about <i>Reithrodontomys megalotis</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Reithrodontomys megalotis</i>
geographic range (area)
Additional detail 5,125,874.07 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 median
Additional detail -106 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
min Additional detail -125 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail -86.9 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
latitude min
Additional detail 15.95 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail 33.28 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail 50.61 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Reithrodontomys megalotis</i>
body length (VT) average
Additional detail 6.96 cm adult PanTHERIA  
body mass average
Additional detail 1.36 g newborn animal PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 10.72 g adult PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 9 g AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
teat number average
Additional detail 6 PanTHERIA  
weight
Additional detail 1.33 g neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 11 g adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Reithrodontomys megalotis</i>
habitat
Additional detail animal habitation
  • animal habitation
    The dwelling of an animal or group of similar animals.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00005803
Environments - EOL project  
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 canyon
  • canyon
    Relatively narrow, deep depression with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000169
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail chaparral
  • chaparral
    A shrubland area found primarily in regions with a Mediterranean climate (mid, wet winters and hot dry summers) often shaped by wildfires.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000301
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail city Environments - EOL project  
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 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 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 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 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 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  
Additional detail isthmus
  • isthmus
    Narrow section of land in a body of water connecting two larger land areas.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000174
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail lake
  • lake
    A body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000020
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marsh
  • marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marsh
  • marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
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 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  
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 plateau
  • plateau
    An elevated and comparatively level expanse of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000182
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail prairie
  • prairie
    An area of land of low topographic relief that historically supported grasses and herbs, with few trees, and having generally a mesic (moderate or temperate) climate. Dominated by tall grasses (contrast steppe).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000260
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail protected area
  • protected area
    An area of land and/or a body of water especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and of natural and associated cultural resources, and managed through legal or other effective means.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000358
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail saline marsh
  • saline marsh
    A marsh whose water contains a considerable quantity of dissolved salts.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000054
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail 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  
Additional detail 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  
Additional detail 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  
Additional detail stream valley
  • stream valley
    A valley that contains, and has been formed by, a stream.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000129
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  
Additional detail temperate 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 volcano
  • volcano
    An opening, or rupture, in the Earth's surface or crust, which allows hot, molten rock, ash and gases to escape from deep below the surface.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000247
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail volcano
  • volcano
    An opening, or rupture, in the Earth's surface or crust, which allows hot, molten rock, ash and gases to escape from deep below the surface.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000247
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail wetland
  • wetland
    An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000043
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail wetland
  • wetland
    An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000043
Environments - EOL project  
precipitation in geographic range mean
Additional detail 40.68 millimeters per month PanTHERIA  
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
interacts with
Additional detail Cats GloBI  
Additional detail Common Gray Fox GloBI  
Additional detail Coyote GloBI  
Additional detail Eagles GloBI  
Additional detail Foxes GloBI  
Additional detail Insects GloBI  
Additional detail Owls GloBI  
Additional detail Red Fox GloBI  
Additional detail Scorpions GloBI  
Additional detail Short-tailed Shrews GloBI  
Additional detail Shrikes GloBI  
Additional detail Snake GloBI  
Additional detail Squirrels GloBI  
Additional detail Storks and Allies GloBI  
Additional detail Swift Fox GloBI  
Additional detail Tree Squirrels and Relatives GloBI  
Additional detail Weasels GloBI  
Additional detail Weasels GloBI  
feeds on
Additional detail Insects GloBI  
habitat breadth
Additional detail 2 PanTHERIA  
temperature in geographic range mean
Additional detail 11.24 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 506.38 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 964.8 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 Common Gray Fox GloBI  
Additional detail Coyote GloBI  
Additional detail Red Fox GloBI  
Additional detail Snake GloBI  
Additional detail Swift Fox GloBI  
Additional detail Western Harvest Mouse GloBI  
Additional detail Western Harvest Mouse GloBI  
  • has predator
    is consumed for energetic or other nutritional needs (by another organism)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/HasPredator
has predator
Additional detail Common Gray Fox GloBI  
Additional detail Coyote GloBI  
Additional detail Eagles GloBI  
Additional detail Owls GloBI  
Additional detail Red Fox GloBI  
Additional detail Short-tailed Shrews GloBI  
Additional detail Shrikes GloBI  
Additional detail Skunks and Stink Badgers GloBI  
Additional detail Snake GloBI  
Additional detail Squirrels GloBI  
Additional detail Swift Fox GloBI  
Additional detail Weasels GloBI  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Reithrodontomys megalotis</i>
home range average
Additional detail 0.00101 km^2 PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 0.00112 km^2 PanTHERIA  
clutch/brood/litter size
Additional detail 3.3 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 4.18 individuals PanTHERIA  
behavioral circadian rhythm
Additional detail nocturnal PanTHERIA  
age at first birth average
Additional detail 62 days female PanTHERIA  
gestation period duration average
Additional detail 23.5 days PanTHERIA  
inter-birth interval average
Additional detail 27.6 days female PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 28 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
litters per year average
Additional detail 4.5 female PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 4.5 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
total life span max
Additional detail 1.5 years PanTHERIA  
age at eye opening average
Additional detail 10.75 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  
onset of fertility
Additional detail 107 days female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 80 days male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 87.5 days PanTHERIA  
terrestriality
Additional detail above ground dwelling
  • above ground dwelling
    An organism that spends most of its time above ground.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/aboveGroundDwelling
PanTHERIA  
weaning age average
Additional detail 20 days PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 21 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 23 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Evolution and Systematics

Data about <i>Reithrodontomys megalotis</i>
first appearance (older bound)
Additional detail 1.8 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
first appearance (younger bound)
Additional detail 0.3 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
last appearance (older bound)
Additional detail 0.0117 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
last appearance (younger bound)
Additional detail 0 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  

Physiology and Cell Biology

Data about <i>Reithrodontomys megalotis</i>
metabolic rate average
Additional detail 22.5 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 0.13 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 36.8 degrees Celsius AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Reithrodontomys megalotis</i>
population trend
Additional detail Stable IUCN  
animal population density average
Additional detail 1,152.39 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
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  
human population density mean
Additional detail 30.63 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
human population density change mean
Additional detail 0.07 PanTHERIA  
extinction status
Additional detail extant The Paleobiology Database  

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