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Reithrodontomys megalotis (western harvest mouse)

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Language: Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The western harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis) is a small neotomine mouse native to most of the western United States. Its range extends from southwest British Columbia and southeast Alberta continuously to west Texas, northeast Arkansas, northwest Indiana, southwest Wisconsin, and the interior of Mexico to Oaxaca. Many authorities consider the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse to be a subspecies, but the two are now usually treated separately.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
3
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
21
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.22
EDGE Score: 2.11

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  11 grams
Birth Weight [1]  1 grams
Diet [2]  Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  50 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  3 months 17 days
Male Maturity [1]  80 days
Gestation [1]  23 days
Litter Size [1]  3
Litters / Year [1]  4.5
Maximum Longevity [3]  4 years
Nocturnal [4]  Yes
Snout to Vent Length [3]  2.756 inches (7 cm)
Weaning [1]  21 days

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States No
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Consumers

Range Map

Distribution

North America;

External References

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
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2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
4Myers, 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
5Food Habits of Rodents Inhabiting Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems of Central New Mexico, ANDREW G. HOPE AND ROBERT R. PARMENTER, Special Publication of the Museum of Southwestern Biology, NUMBER 9, pp. 1–75 (2007)
6Resources of a Snake Community in Prairie-Woodland Habitat of Northeastern Kansas, Henry S. Fitch, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife Research Report 13: 83-98 (1982)
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
8FOOD HABITS OF A HARLAN'S HAWK AND LONG-EARED OWLS IN KANSAS, Ted T. Cable and John S. Bond, Kansas Ornithological BULLETIN, Vol. 42, No. 2, June, 1991, p. 25-27
9Feeding ecology of North American gopher snakes (Pituophis catenifer, Colubridae), JAVIER A. RODRÍGUEZ-ROBLES, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2002, 77, 165–183
10Variation in the Diet of Sistrurus catenatus (Massasauga), with Emphasis on Sistrurus catenatus edwardsii (Desert Massasauga); Andrew T. Holycross and Stephen P. Mackessy; Journal of Herpetology, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 454–464, 2002
11Thomomys townsendii, B. J. Verts and Leslie N. Carraway, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 719, pp. 1–6 (2003)
12International 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
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License