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Galictis cuja (Lesser Grison)

Wikipedia Abstract

The lesser grison (Galictis cuja) is a species of mustelid from South America.
View Wikipedia Record: Galictis cuja

Infraspecies

Galictis cuja cuja (Lesser grison)
Galictis cuja furax (Lesser grison)
Galictis cuja huronax (Lesser grison)
Galictis cuja luteola (Lesser grison)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
6
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
30
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 13.8
EDGE Score: 2.69

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  2.20 lbs (1.00 kg)
Diet [2]  Carnivore
Litter Size [3]  4
Maximum Longevity [1]  10 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Alta Paraná Atlantic forests Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Araucaria moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Atlantic Coast restingas Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Bolivian montane dry forests Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Bolivian Yungas Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Campos Rupestres montane savanna Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Cerrado Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Chilean matorral Chile Neotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Chiquitano dry forests Bolivia, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Dry Chaco Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Espinal Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
High Monte Argentina Neotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands  
Humid Chaco Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Humid Pampas Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Low Monte Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Pantanal Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Paraná flooded savanna Argentina Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Patagonian steppe Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Serra do Mar coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Southern Andean steppe Argentina, Chile Neotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Southern Andean Yungas Bolivia, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Atlantic mangroves Brazil Neotropic Mangroves  
Southern Cone Mesopotamian savanna Argentina Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Uruguayan savanna Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Valdivian temperate forests Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bañados del Este Wetland Reserve 986054 Uruguay  
Bosque Mbaracayú Biosphere Reserve V 691895 Paraguay  
Bosques Petrificados Monumental Natural National Monument III 151218 Santa Cruz, Argentina  
Defensores del Chaco National Park II 1792493 Paraguay  
El Palmar National Park II   Entre Rios, Argentina  
El Rey National Park II 110298 Salta, Argentina
Lago Puelo National Park II 47607 Chubut, Argentina
Laguna Blanca National Park II 19735 Neuquen, Argentina  
Lanín National Park II 536819 Neuquen, Argentina
Los Alerces National Park II 463045 Chubut, Argentina  
Los Glaciares National Park II 1329020 Santa Cruz, Argentina
Nahuel Huapi National Park II 759703 Argentina  
Parque Atlantico Mar Chiquita Nature Reserve VI 706059 Cordoba, Argentina  
Parque Nacional Fray Jorge National Park II 22266 Coquimbo, Chile  
Parque Nacional Iguazú National Park II 115949 Argentina  
Parque Nacional Serranía San Luis National Park II 29816 Paraguay  
Parque Nacional Torres del Paine National Park II 542393 Magallanes, Chile  
Perito Moreno National Park II 234320 Santa Cruz, Argentina  
Río Negro National Park II 73775 Paraguay  
Río Pilcomayo National Park II 123699 Formosa, Argentina
Reserva de la Biosfera de Pozuelos Biosphere Reserve 988422 Argentina  
Reserva Ecologica de Ñacuñan Ecological Reserve Ia   Argentina  
Reserva Nacional Lauca National Park II 349990 Chile  
Reserva Natural Otamendi Strict Nature Reserve Ia   Buenos Aires, Argentina  
Reserve de Biosphere Cerrado Biosphere Reserve II 1812 Parana, Brazil  
San Rafael, Reserva de Recursos Manejados Managed Resource Reserve VI 165840 Paraguay  
Santuario de la Naturaleza Pumalín Sanctuary 713364 Chile
Tinfunqué National Park 607935 Paraguay  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Cerrado Brazil No
Chilean Winter Rainfall-Valdivian Forests Chile No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No

Prey / Diet

Abrocoma bennettii (Chinchilla-rat)[3]
Abrothrix longipilis (long-haired grass mouse)[3]
Cavia aperea (Brazilian guinea pig)[3]
Lagostomus maximus (Plains viscacha)[4]
Leptodactylus chaquensis (Cei's White-lipped Frog)[3]
Liolaemus chiliensis (Chilean Tree Iguana)[3]
Microcavia australis (southern mountain cavy)[5]
Notomabuya frenata (Cope's Mabuya)[3]
Octodon degus (Degus)[3]
Oligoryzomys longicaudatus (long-tailed pygmy rice rat)[3]
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit)[3]
Philodryas chamissonis (Chilean Green Racer)[3]
Phyllotis darwini (Darwin's leaf-eared mouse)[3]
Rattus rattus (black rat)[3]
Spalacopus cyanus (Coruro)[3]
Sterna hirundinacea (South American Tern)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Asio flammeus (Short-eared Owl)1
Athene cunicularia (Burrowing Owl)3
Bubo virginianus (Great Horned Owl)6
Buteo polyosoma (Variable Hawk)6
Caracara plancus (Southern Crested Caracara)2
Chrysocyon brachyurus (Maned Wolf)1
Eira barbara (Tayra)1
Elanus leucurus (White-tailed Kite)3
Epicrates cenchria (Rainbow Boa)1
Falco sparverius (American Kestrel)2
Geranoaetus melanoleucus (Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle)4
Leopardus braccatus (Pantanal Cat)1
Leopardus colocolo (Colocolo)1
Leopardus guigna (Kodkod)4
Lycalopex fulvipes (Darwin's Fox)1
Lycalopex griseus (South American Gray Fox)1
Lycalopex gymnocercus (Pampas Fox)2
Parabuteo unicinctus (Harris's Hawk)6
Philodryas chamissonis (Chilean Green Racer)2
Puma concolor (Cougar)1
Puma yagouaroundi (Jaguarundi)1
Strix rufipes (Rufous-legged Owl)4
Tigrisoma lineatum (Rufescent Tiger-Heron)1
Tyto alba (Barn Owl)5

Predators

Geranoaetus melanoleucus (Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle)[6]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Amblyomma ovale[3]
Dioctophyme renale[7]
Pulex irritans (human flea)[8]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Jardin Zoologico de Cdad.Buenos Aires

Range Map

South America;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 3Galictis cuja, Eric Yensen and Teresa Tarifa, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 728, pp. 1–8 (2003) 4Lagostomus maximus, John E. Jackson, Lyn C. Branch, and Diego Villarreal, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 543, pp. 1-6 (1996) 5Microcavia australis, Marcelo F. Tognelli, Claudia M. Campos, and Ricardo A. Ojeda, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 648, pp. 1–4 (2001) 6Breeding Biology of a Grey Eagle-Buzzard Population in Patagonia, Fernando Hiraldo, José A. Donázar, Olga Ceballos, Alejandro Travaini, Javier Bustamante and Martín Funes, The Wilson Bulletin, Vol. 107, No. 4 (Dec 1995), pp. 675-685 7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London 8International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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