Data about <i>Myocastor coypus</i>

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Distribution

 
geographic range (size of area)
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4,147,600.45 km²
PanTHERIA  
 
longitude median
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-61.9 decimal degrees
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longitude min
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-74.7 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
 
longitude max
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-49 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
 
latitude median
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-35.4 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
 
latitude min
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-55 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
 
latitude max
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-15.8 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
 
geographic distribution includes
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Alto Paraná Atlantic forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Araucaria moist forests
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Atlantic Coast restingas
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Bolivian montane dry forests
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Bolivian Yungas
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Central Andean puna
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Chilean matorral
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Chiquitano dry forests
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Dry Chaco
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Espinal
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High Monte
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Humid Chaco
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Humid Pampas
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Low Monte
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Magellanic subpolar forests
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Neotropical
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Paraná flooded savanna
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Patagonian steppe
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Serra do Mar coastal forests
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Southern Andean steppe
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Southern Andean Yungas
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Southern Cone Mesopotamian savanna
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Uruguayan savanna
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Valdivian temperate forests
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  

Physical Description

 
body length (VT) average
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519.44 mm adult
PanTHERIA  
 
body mass average
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7,150 g female
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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1,533.33 g
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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1,533.33 g
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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196.36 g
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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3.84 log10 grams
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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3.84 log10 grams
Macroecological database of mammalian body mass  
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6,937.5 g
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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6,937.5 g
Macroecological database of mammalian body mass  
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7,150 g
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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6,361.55 g adult
PanTHERIA  
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205.7 g newborn animal
PanTHERIA  
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1,750 g weanling
PanTHERIA  
 
teat number average
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8
PanTHERIA  
 
weight
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7,850 adult
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
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225 neonate stage
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
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1,750 weanling
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

 
trophic level
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herbivore
MammalDiet  
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omnivore
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primary diet
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plants
MammalDiet  
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plants
See original source  
  • source missing
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roots
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roots
MammalDiet  
 
habitat
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aquatic habitat
Environments - EOL project  
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archipelago
Environments - EOL project  
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brackish water
Environments - EOL project  
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farm
Environments - EOL project  
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forest
Environments - EOL project  
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fresh water
Environments - EOL project  
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fresh water
Environments - EOL project  
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grassland
Environments - EOL project  
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lake
Environments - EOL project  
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lake
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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marsh
Environments - EOL project  
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pond
Environments - EOL project  
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river
Environments - EOL project  
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saline water
Environments - EOL project  
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savanna
Environments - EOL project  
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scrubland
Environments - EOL project  
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steppe
Environments - EOL project  
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stream
Environments - EOL project  
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temperate
Environments - EOL project  
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terrestrial biome
Environments - EOL project  
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terrestrial habitat
IUCN  
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tropical
Environments - EOL project  
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waste
Environments - EOL project  
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water body
Environments - EOL project  
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wetland
Environments - EOL project  
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wetland
Environments - EOL project  
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wood
Environments - EOL project  
 
habitat includes
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Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Biome & Ecoregion Mappings  
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Mediterranean Forests, woodlands and scrubs
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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 Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
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Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
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Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
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Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
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precipitation in geographic range mean
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70.13 millimeters per month
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interacts with
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habitat breadth
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3
PanTHERIA  
 
temperature in geographic range mean
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143.97 0.1°C
PanTHERIA  
 
actual evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
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707.15 millimeters per month
PanTHERIA  
 
potential evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
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979.58 millimeters per month
PanTHERIA  
 
diet breadth
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6
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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0.02 km²
PanTHERIA  
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0.03 km²
PanTHERIA  
 
clutch/brood/litter size average
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4.88
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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4.88
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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5.34
PanTHERIA  
 
clutch/brood/litter size
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6
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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152 days female
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
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152 days male
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
onset of fertility average
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187.09 days
PanTHERIA  
 
age at first reproduction average
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5.25 months
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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5.25 months
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
 
age at first birth average
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319.37 days female
PanTHERIA  
 
gestation period duration average
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131.86 days
PanTHERIA  
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4.43 months
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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4.43 months
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
 
inter-birth interval average
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131.5 days female
PanTHERIA  
 
inter-birth interval
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130 days
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
litters per year average
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2.58 female
PanTHERIA  
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2.32
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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2.32
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
 
litters per year
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2.3 per year
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
total life span max
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144 months
PanTHERIA  
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8.5 years
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
social group size average
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7.5
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terrestriality
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fossorial and/or ground dwelling only
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weaning age average
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1.9 months
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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1.9 months
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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52.83 days
PanTHERIA  
 
weaning age
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91 days
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
prenatal development duration
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131 days
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
life span max
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79 months
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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79 months
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
 
Mating System
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Not Monogamous
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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Not Monogamous
Social systems of mammalian species  
 
Social System
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Not Solitary
Social systems of mammalian species  
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Not Solitary
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Social Group Living
Social systems of mammalian species  
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Social Group Living
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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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0.78 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

 
body temperature
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307.75 kelvin
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
carbohydrate composition of milk
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carbohydrate
Milk Chemical Database  
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carbohydrate colostrum
Milk Chemical Database  
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carbohydrate colostrum
Milk Chemical Database  
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carbohydrate milk
Milk Chemical Database  
 
protein composition of milk
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protein
Milk Chemical Database  
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casein colostrum
Milk Chemical Database  
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lactalbumin colostrum
Milk Chemical Database  
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protein colostrum
Milk Chemical Database  
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protein colostrum
Milk Chemical Database  
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protein colostrum
Milk Chemical Database  
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casein milk
Milk Chemical Database  
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casein milk
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globulin milk
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lactalbumin milk
Milk Chemical Database  
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protein milk
Milk Chemical Database  
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protein milk
Milk Chemical Database  
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protein milk
Milk Chemical Database  
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protein milk
Milk Chemical Database  
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protein milk
Milk Chemical Database  
 
milk solids mean
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41.5 percent milk
Milk Chemical Database  
 
milk solids min
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38.41 percent milk
Milk Chemical Database  
 
milk solids max
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42.33 percent milk
Milk Chemical Database  
 
milk solids
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41.5 percent
Milk Chemical Database  
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33.8 percent colostrum
Milk Chemical Database  
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46.41 percent colostrum
Milk Chemical Database  
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39.6 percent milk
Milk Chemical Database  
 
milk lipids mean
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27.89 percent milk
Milk Chemical Database  
 
milk lipids min
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20.33 percent milk
Milk Chemical Database  
 
milk lipids max
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31.41 percent milk
Milk Chemical Database  
 
milk lipids
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27.9 percent
Milk Chemical Database  
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19.4 percent colostrum
Milk Chemical Database  
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23.81 percent colostrum
Milk Chemical Database  
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22.6 percent milk
Milk Chemical Database  
 
Ash Content mean
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1.26 percent milk
Milk Chemical Database  
 
Ash Content min
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1.17 percent milk
Milk Chemical Database  
 
Ash Content max
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1.51 percent milk
Milk Chemical Database  
 
Ash Content
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1.3 percent
Milk Chemical Database  
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1.6 percent colostrum
Milk Chemical Database  
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3.31 percent colostrum
Milk Chemical Database  
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1.4 percent milk
Milk Chemical Database  

Conservation

 
population trend
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Decreasing
IUCN  
 
animal population density average
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226.26 individuals per square kilometer
PanTHERIA  
 
conservation status
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least concern
IUCN  
 
human population density mean
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19.13 individuals per square kilometer
PanTHERIA  
 
human population density change mean
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0.08
PanTHERIA  
 
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) male adult
National Museum of Natural History Collections  

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