Data about <i>Sciurus niger</i>

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Distribution

 
geographic range (size of area)
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4,359,547.5 km²
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longitude median
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-92.4 decimal degrees
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longitude min
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-110 decimal degrees
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longitude max
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-75 decimal degrees
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latitude median
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38.45 decimal degrees
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latitude min
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24.94 decimal degrees
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latitude max
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51.95 decimal degrees
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geographic distribution includes
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Allegheny Highlands forests
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Appalachian mixed mesophytic forests
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Appalachian-Blue Ridge forests
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Canadian Aspen forests and parklands
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Central and Southern mixed grasslands
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Central forest-grasslands transition
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Central tall grasslands
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Central U.S. hardwood forests
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Chihuahuan desert
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Colorado Rockies forests
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East Central Texas forests
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Edwards Plateau savanna
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Everglades
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Flint Hills tall grasslands
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Florida sand pine scrub
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Middle Atlantic coastal forests
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Mississippi lowland forests
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Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands
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Nearctic
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Nebraska Sand Hills mixed grasslands
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Neotropical
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Northeastern coastal forests
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Northern mixed grasslands
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Northern short grasslands
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Northern tall grasslands
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Ozark Mountain forests
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Piney Woods forests
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Sierra Madre Oriental pine-oak forests
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South Florida rocklands
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Southeastern conifer forests
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Southeastern mixed forests
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Southern Great Lakes forests
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Tamaulipan mezquital
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Texas blackland prairies
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Upper Midwest forest-savanna transition
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Western Great Lakes forests
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Western Gulf Coastal grasslands
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Western short grasslands
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Physical Description

 
body mass average
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803.7 g female
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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15.44 g
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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2.88 log10 grams
Macroecological database of mammalian body mass  
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2.88 log10 grams
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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761.9 g
Macroecological database of mammalian body mass  
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761.9 g
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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803.7 g
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weight
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800 adult
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
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15 neonate stage
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Ecology

 
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herbivore
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primary diet
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fruit
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fruit
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plants
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plants
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seed
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diet includes
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animals
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animals
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birds
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birds
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invertebrates
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invertebrates
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vertebrates
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vertebrates
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habitat
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agricultural feature
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animal habitation
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bay
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bay
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bayou
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canopy
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canyon
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city
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city
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coast
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coast
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coast
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coastal plain
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coniferous forest biome
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coniferous forest biome
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flood plain
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forest
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forest
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forest
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grassland
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hammock
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Large river biome
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mangrove biome
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mangrove swamp
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marsh
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mixed forest biome
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mixed forest biome
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nesting material
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oak woodland
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orchard
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peak
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peninsula
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plain
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plateau
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plateau
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plateau
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prairie
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prairie
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protected area
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river
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river
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river bed
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savanna
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savanna
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savanna
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scrubland
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scrubland
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sea
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stream
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subtropical
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swamp
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swamp
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temperate
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terrestrial biome
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tributary
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tropical
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undersea feature
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valley
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watercourse
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wetland
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wetland
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woodland
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woodland
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Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
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Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
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Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
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Temperate Coniferous Forests
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Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
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Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous 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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71.07 millimeters per month
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interacts with
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hosts
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has host
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feeds on
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temperature in geographic range mean
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126.75 0.1°C
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actual evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
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760.59 millimeters per month
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potential evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
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916.92 millimeters per month
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Life History and Behavior

 
parental care
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No Paternal Care
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No Paternal Care
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home range average
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0.19 km²
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0.23 km²
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clutch/brood/litter size average
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2.71
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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2.71
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
 
clutch/brood/litter size
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3
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
onset of fertility
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353 days female
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353 days male
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age at first reproduction average
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11.81 months
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11.81 months
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
 
gestation period duration average
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1.49 months
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
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1.49 months
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litters per year average
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1.64
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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1.64
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
 
litters per year
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1 per year
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total life span max
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16 years
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
weaning age average
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2.5 months
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2.5 months
Life History Characteristics of Placental Non-Volant Mammals  
 
weaning age
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84 days
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
growth rate
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0.018 per day
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prenatal development duration
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44 days
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Mating System
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Not Monogamous
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Not Monogamous
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Social System
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No Social Group Living
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No Social Group Living
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Solitary
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Solitary
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Evolution and Systematics

 
first appearance (older bound)
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0.13 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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Stable
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animal population density average
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6.32 individuals per square kilometer
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conservation status
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least concern
IUCN  
 
human population density mean
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42.9 individuals per square kilometer
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human population density 5th percentile
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1 individuals per square kilometer
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human population density change mean
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0.04
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extinction status
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extant
The Paleobiology Database  
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extant
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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extant
Macroecological database of mammalian body mass  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

 
invasive in
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United States (USA)
US Forest Service Fire Effects Information Service  

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