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Desmodillus auricularis (Cape short-eared gerbil)

Synonyms: Desmodillus auricularis pudicus; Gerbillus brevicaudatus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Cape short-eared gerbil, Desmodillus auricularis, is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Desmodillus.It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa.Its natural habitats are hot deserts and temperate desert.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
6
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
29
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 12.7
EDGE Score: 2.62

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  55 grams
Birth Weight [1]  3 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  30 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  70 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  29 days
Litter Size [1]  3
Maximum Longevity [1]  6 years
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Weaning [1]  33 days

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Etosha National Park II 5699141 Namibia  
Kalahari Gemsbok National Park II 2382284 Northern Cape, South Africa
Namib-Naukluft National Park II 12585619 Namibia  
Richtersveld National Park II 399195 Northern Cape, South Africa
Skeleton Coast Game Park II 4168395 Namibia  

Ecosystems

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Cape Floristic Region South Africa No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No
Succulent Karoo Namibia, South Africa No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Micaelamys namaquensis (Rock mouse)1

Predators

Hyaena brunnea (Brown Hyena)[4]

Consumers

Range Map

Distribution

Africa;

External References

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
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
3Jorrit 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.
4The Namib: Detritus and Fog Dependence Scott Christy March 1st, 2006
5International 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