Data about <i>Sciurus niger</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Sciurus niger</i>
Native range includes
Additional detail Mexico Global Invasive Species Listings  
Geographic range (area)
Additional detail 4,359,547.5 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 min
Additional detail -110 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail -75 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail -92.4 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
Latitude min
Additional detail 24.94 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
median Additional detail 38.45 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail 51.95 decimal degrees PanTHERIA  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Sciurus niger</i>
Weight
Additional detail 15 g neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 800 g adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Sciurus niger</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 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 bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail city Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coastal plain
  • Coastal plain
    An area of flat, low-lying land adjacent to a seacoast and separated from the interior by other features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000090
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail cultivated habitat
  • Cultivated habitat
    A geographical feature modified by humans by the preparation of the land, usually for the purposes of growing crops.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000113
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail cut
  • Cut
    An excavation of the Earth's surface to provide passage for a road, railway, canal, etc.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000474
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail dune Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail flood plain
  • Flood plain
    An area which is subject to periodic flooding.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000255
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 hedge
  • Hedge
    A dense growth of shrubbery planted as a fence or boundary.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000046
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mangrove swamp
  • Mangrove swamp
    An swamp formed of trees and shrubs that grow in saline coastal habitats in the tropics and subtropics.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000057
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mixed forest biome
  • Mixed forest biome
    A mixed forest biome is a forest biome which contains densely packed populations or communities of broadleaf and coniferous trees, strongly limiting light penetration to the forest floor.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000198
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 peak Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail peninsula
  • Peninsula
    A body of land jutting out into and nearly surrounded by water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000305
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail plantation
  • Plantation
    An intentional planting of a crop, on a large scale, usually for uses other than cereal production or pasture. The term is currently most often used for plantings of trees and shrubs. The term tends also to be used for plantings maintained on economic bases other than that of subsistence farming.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000117
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 pond
  • Pond
    A body of water, usually of smaller size than a lake.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000033
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 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 savanna
  • Savanna
    A grassland of the tropics or subtropics with scattered trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000261
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 temperate Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail tributary
  • Tributary
    A stream or river which flows into another river (a parent river) or body of water but which may not flow directly into the sea.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000495
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail valley
  • Valley
    A depression caused by erosion by water or ice. Low-lying land bordered by higher ground; especially elongate, relatively large gently sloping depressions of the Earth's surface, commonly situated between two mountains or between ranges of hills or mountains, and often containing a stream with an outlet.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000100
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
Precipitation in geographic range mean
Additional detail 71.07 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 Arthropods GloBI  
Additional detail Barred Owl GloBI  
Additional detail Birds GloBI  
Additional detail Black Rat Snake GloBI  
Additional detail Bobcat GloBI  
Additional detail Coyotes, Dogs, Foxes, Jackals, and Wolves GloBI  
Additional detail Eagles GloBI  
Additional detail Foxes GloBI  
Additional detail Gray Fox GloBI  
Additional detail Great Horned Owl GloBI  
Additional detail Insects GloBI  
Additional detail Lizards and Snakes GloBI  
Additional detail Mammals GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Raccoon GloBI  
Additional detail Owls GloBI  
Additional detail Pine Snake GloBI  
Additional detail Red-shouldered Hawk GloBI  
Additional detail Red-tailed Hawk GloBI  
Additional detail Snakes GloBI  
Additional detail Virginia Opossum GloBI  
  • Hosts
    provides some resource to a symbiont, either commensal, parasitic or mutualistic
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/hosts
Hosts
Additional detail Fox Squirrel GloBI  
Additional detail Fox Squirrel GloBI  
Feeds on
Additional detail Arthropods GloBI  
Additional detail Birds GloBI  
Additional detail Common Crabapple GloBI  
Additional detail Common Sunflower GloBI  
Additional detail Insects GloBI  
Additional detail Mammals GloBI  
Additional detail Mushrooms, Sac Fungi, Lichens, Yeast, Molds, Rusts, Etc. GloBI  
Temperature in geographic range mean
Additional detail 12.68 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 760.59 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 916.92 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 Baltimore Oriole GloBI  
Additional detail Barred Owl GloBI  
Additional detail Common Grackle GloBI  
Additional detail Couch's Kingbird GloBI  
Additional detail Fox Squirrel GloBI  
Additional detail Fox Squirrel GloBI  
Additional detail House Finch GloBI  
Additional detail Mississippi Kite GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Cardinal GloBI  
Additional detail Red-headed Woodpecker GloBI  
Additional detail Wood Duck GloBI  
  • Has predator
    is consumed for energetic or other nutritional needs (by another organism)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/HasPredator
Has predator
Additional detail Barred Owl GloBI  
Additional detail Eagles GloBI  
Additional detail Lizards and Snakes GloBI  
Additional detail Owls GloBI  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Sciurus niger</i>
Home range average
Additional detail 0.19 km^2 PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 0.23 km^2 PanTHERIA  
Clutch/brood/litter size
Additional detail 3 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Litters per year
Additional detail 1 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Total life span max
Additional detail 16 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Onset of fertility
Additional detail 353 days female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 353 days male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Weaning age
Additional detail 84 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Growth rate
Additional detail 0.018 per day 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 44 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Evolution and Systematics

Data about <i>Sciurus niger</i>
First Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 0.13 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
First Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 0.0117 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 0.13 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 0.0117 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  

Conservation

Data about <i>Sciurus niger</i>
Population trend
Additional detail Stable IUCN  
Animal population density average
Additional detail 6.32 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density 5th percentile
Additional detail 1 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
mean Additional detail 42.9 individuals per square kilometer PanTHERIA  
Human population density change mean
Additional detail 0.04 PanTHERIA  
Extinction status
Additional detail extant The Paleobiology Database  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Sciurus niger</i>
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  
Not invasive in
Additional detail United States (USA) US Forest Service Fire Effects Information Service  

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