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Tatera indica (Indian gerbil)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Indian gerbil, Tatera indica, is a species of gerbil in the family Muridae. It is found in Afghanistan, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Syria. It is the only species in the genus Tatera. Members of the genus Gerbilliscus have historically been placed in the genus Tatera.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
7
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
31
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 14.87
EDGE Score: 2.76

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  147 grams
Birth Weight [1]  3 grams
Female Maturity [1]  77 days
Male Maturity [1]  3 months 1 day
Diet [2]  Omnivore
Gestation [1]  26 days
Litter Size [1]  5
Litters / Year [1]  4
Maximum Longevity [1]  7 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  24 days

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Arabian Desert and East Sahero-Arabian xeric shrublands Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Egypt , Iraq, Jordan, Syria Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Baluchistan xeric woodlands Pakistan, Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Central Afghan Mountains xeric woodlands Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Central Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Central Persian desert basins Iran, Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Chhota-Nagpur dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Deccan thorn scrub forests India, Sri Lanka Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
East Afghan montane conifer forests Pakistan, Afghanistan Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
East Deccan dry-evergreen forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Eastern highlands moist deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Goadavari-Krishna mangroves India Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Himalayan subtropical pine forests India, Bhutan, Nepal Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests
Indus River Delta-Arabian Sea mangroves India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Mangroves
Indus Valley desert Pakistan Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Khathiar-Gir dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Kuh Rud and Eastern Iran montane woodlands Iran Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Lower Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests Bangladesh, India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Malabar Coast moist forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Mesopotamian shrub desert Iraq, Syria, Jordan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Middle East steppe Syria, Iraq Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Narmada Valley dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
North Western Ghats montane rain forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Northwestern thorn scrub forests India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Orissa semi-evergreen forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Rann of Kutch seasonal salt marsh India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Registan-North Pakistan sandy desert Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
South Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
South Iran Nubo-Sindian desert and semi-desert Iran, Iraq, Pakistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
South Western Ghats montane rain forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sri Lanka dry-zone dry evergreen forests Sri Lanka Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Sri Lanka lowland rain forests Sri Lanka Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sulaiman Range alpine meadows Afghanistan, Pakistan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Sundarbans freshwater swamp forests Bangladesh, India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Thar desert India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Tigris-Euphrates alluvial salt marsh Iran, Iraq Palearctic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Upper Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Zagros Mountains forest steppe Iran Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kanha Tiger Reserve National Park II 223971 Madhya Pradesh, India
Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve 1364022 India  
Palamau Tiger Reserve National Park II 329056 Bihar, India
Ranthambore National Park II 137162 Rajasthan, India
Sanjay Gandhi National Park II 439343 Maharashtra, India
Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary IV 51099 Maharashtra, India  
Wilpattu National Park II 320298 Sri Lanka  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Himalaya Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan No
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka India, Sri Lanka No

Prey / Diet

Phyllanthus emblica (emblic)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Axis axis (chital)1
Bos frontalis (gaur)1
Cervus unicolor (sambar)1
Muntiacus muntjak (Indian muntjac)1
Semnopithecus entellus (Hanuman langur)1

Predators

Athene brama (Spotted Owlet)[4]
Athene noctua (Little Owl)[5]
Canis aureus (Golden Jackal)[6]
Caracal caracal (Caracal)[6]
Felis chaus (Jungle Cat)[6]
Vulpes bengalensis (Bengal Fox)[7]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Catenotaenia indica <Unverified Name>[8]
Catenotaenia pusilla <Unverified Name>[8]
Centrocestus formosanus <Unverified Name>[8]
Coptopsylla barbarae[9]
Heterakis spumosa[8]
Hydatigera taeniaeformis[8]
Hymenolepis diminuta <Unverified Name>[8]
Hymenolepis karachiensis <Unverified Name>[8]
Hymenolepis nana <Unverified Name>[8]
Hymenolepis tateri <Unverified Name>[8]
Nosopsyllus afghanus[9]
Nosopsyllus pringlei[9]
Nosopsyllus punjabensis[9]
Nosopsyllus vauceli[9]
Paraoligorchis taterae <Unverified Name>[8]
Pulex irritans (human flea)[9]
Rictularia ratti <Unverified Name>[8]
Rictularia taterae <Unverified Name>[8]
Rodentolepis fraterna <Unverified Name>[8]
Streptopharagus indicus <Unverified Name>[8]
Streptopharagus kolayatensis <Unverified Name>[8]
Syphacia obvelata[8]
Taenia taeniaeformis <Unverified Name>[8]
Trichuris barusi <Unverified Name>[8]
Trichuris discolor[8]
Vampirolepis fraterna[8]
Vampirolepis nana <Unverified Name>[8]
Xenopsylla astia[9]
Xenopsylla conformis conformis[9]
Xenopsylla hussaini[9]

Range Map

Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); Southern Asia;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Carleton M,D., 2004-06-09, in Catalog of Life 2011
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 3Frugivory of Phyllanthus emblica at Rajaji National Park, northwest India, SOUMYA PRASAD, RAVI CHELLAM, JAGDISH KRISHNASWAMY, S. P. GOYAL, CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 87, NO. 9, 10 NOVEMBER 2004 4MA, Maqbool, M. & Mushtaq-ul-Hassan, M. (1990) Food habits of spotted owlet Athene brama Pak. J. Agri. Sci., 27, 127-131 5CONTRIBUTION TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE DIET OF IRANIAN BIRDS, Abolghasem Khaleghizadeh, Mohammad E. Sehhatisabet, Екологія, Беркут 15, Вип. 1-2. 2006. pp. 145-150 6The importance of rodents in the diet of jungle cat (Felis chaus), caracal (Caracal caracal) and golden jackal (Canis aureus) in Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, India, Shomita Mukherjee, S. P. Goyal, A. J. T. Johnsingh and M. R. P. Leite Pitman, J. Zool., Lond. (2004) 262, 405–411 7DIETARY NICHE SEPARATION BETWEEN SYMPATRIC FREE-RANGING DOMESTIC DOGS AND INDIAN FOXES IN CENTRAL INDIA, ABI TAMIM VANAK AND MATTHEW E. GOMPPER, Journal of Mammalogy, 90(5):1058–1065, 2009 8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London 9International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access