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Micaelamys namaquensis (Rock mouse)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Namaqua rock rat (Aethomys namaquensis) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is sometimes included in the genus Micaelamys.It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.Its natural habitats are temperate forests, dry savanna, temperate shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, temperate grassland, rocky areas, hot deserts, temperate desert, rocky shores, arable land, rural gardens, and urban areas.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
24
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.44
EDGE Score: 2.35

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  48 grams
Birth Weight [1]  3 grams
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Litter Size [1]  4
Litters / Year [1]  2
Maximum Longevity [1]  5 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  24 days

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Ecosystems

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Cape Floristic Region South Africa No
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No
Succulent Karoo Namibia, South Africa No

Prey / Diet

Massonia depressa (african lily)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Desmodillus auricularis (Cape short-eared gerbil)1

Predators

Bitis peringueyi (Peringuey's Adder, Dwarf Puff Adder)[3]

Consumers

Range Map

Distribution

External References

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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
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
3The Namib: Detritus and Fog Dependence Scott Christy March 1st, 2006
4International Flea Database
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
6How important is the relationship between Protea humiflora (Proteaceae) and its non-flying mammal pollinators?, P. A. Fleming · S. W. Nicolson, Oecologia (2002) 132:361–368
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