Data about <i>Microtus californicus</i>

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Distribution

 
geographic range (size of area)
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307,995.54 km²
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longitude median
  • longitude
    Longitude is a geographic position that refers to the angle east or west of a reference meridian between the two geographical poles to another meridian that passes through an arbitrary point.
    http://semanticscience.org/resource/SIO_000318
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-120 decimal degrees
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longitude min
  • longitude
    Longitude is a geographic position that refers to the angle east or west of a reference meridian between the two geographical poles to another meridian that passes through an arbitrary point.
    http://semanticscience.org/resource/SIO_000318
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-124 decimal degrees
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longitude max
  • longitude
    Longitude is a geographic position that refers to the angle east or west of a reference meridian between the two geographical poles to another meridian that passes through an arbitrary point.
    http://semanticscience.org/resource/SIO_000318
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-115 decimal degrees
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latitude median
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37.02 decimal degrees
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latitude min
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29.69 decimal degrees
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latitude max
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44.34 decimal degrees
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Physical Description

 
body length (VT) average
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138.8 mm adult
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body mass average
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57.42 g adult
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3.28 g newborn animal
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18.89 g weanling
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Ecology

 
trophic level
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herbivore
  • herbivore
    animal anatomically and physiologically adapted to eating plant material
    http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q59099
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habitat
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chaparral
  • chaparral
    A shrubland area found primarily in regions with a Mediterranean climate (mid, wet winters and hot dry summers) often shaped by wildfires.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000301
Environments - EOL project  
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coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
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coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
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coastal wetland
  • coastal wetland
    A wetland associated with the part of the land adjoining or near a sea or ocean.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000230
Environments - EOL project  
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cut
  • cut
    An excavation of the Earth's surface to provide passage for a road, railway, canal, etc.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000474
Environments - EOL project  
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desert
  • desert
    A region rendered barren or partially barren by environmental extremes, especially by low rainfall.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000097
Environments - EOL project  
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desert
  • desert
    A region rendered barren or partially barren by environmental extremes, especially by low rainfall.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000097
Environments - EOL project  
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dune
Environments - EOL project  
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fresh water
Environments - EOL project  
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grassland
  • grassland
    An area in which grasses (Graminae) are a significant component of the vegetation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000106
Environments - EOL project  
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grassland
  • grassland
    An area in which grasses (Graminae) are a significant component of the vegetation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000106
Environments - EOL project  
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marsh
  • marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
Environments - EOL project  
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marsh
  • marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
Environments - EOL project  
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marsh
  • marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
Environments - EOL project  
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meadow
  • meadow
    A habitat of rolling or flat terrain where grasses predominate. Typically, what is called a meadow has more biodiversity than a grassland as the former contains not only grasses but a significant variety of annual, biennial and perennial plants.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000108
Environments - EOL project  
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meadow
  • meadow
    A habitat of rolling or flat terrain where grasses predominate. Typically, what is called a meadow has more biodiversity than a grassland as the former contains not only grasses but a significant variety of annual, biennial and perennial plants.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000108
Environments - EOL project  
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nesting material
  • nesting material
    Nesting material is an animal habitation consisting of matierals used to cushion, insulate and protect the young of the organism. The adult will use the material to form a protective structure to house and raise their young. Nests are built primarily by birds, but also by mammals, fish, insects and reptiles.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_02000004
Environments - EOL project  
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oak woodland
  • oak woodland
    An oak woodland is a woodland which has a tree community primarily composed of oak trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000239
Environments - EOL project  
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plateau
  • plateau
    An elevated and comparatively level expanse of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000182
Environments - EOL project  
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river
  • river
    Natural freshwater surface streams of considerable volume and a permanent or seasonal flow, moving in a definite channel toward a sea, lake, or another river; any large streams, or ones larger than brooks or creeks, such as the trunk stream and larger branches of a drainage system.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000022
Environments - EOL project  
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saline water
Environments - EOL project  
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savanna
  • savanna
    A grassland of the tropics or subtropics with scattered trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000261
Environments - EOL project  
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savanna
  • savanna
    A grassland of the tropics or subtropics with scattered trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000261
Environments - EOL project  
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scrubland
  • scrubland
    Area covered with low-growing or stunted perennial vegetation and usually not mixed with trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000300
Environments - EOL project  
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subterrestrial habitat
  • subterrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is below the surface of the earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000572
Environments - EOL project  
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temperate
Environments - EOL project  
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terrestrial biome
  • terrestrial biome
    A biome that applies to the terrestrial realm.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000446
Environments - EOL project  
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terrestrial habitat
  • terrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002009
IUCN  
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wetland
  • wetland
    An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000043
Environments - EOL project  
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wetland
  • wetland
    An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000043
Environments - EOL project  
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woodland
Environments - EOL project  
 
primary diet
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leaf
  • leaf
    A phyllome (PO:0006001) that is not associated with a reproductive structure.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PO_0025034
MammalDiet  
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leaf
  • leaf
    A phyllome (PO:0006001) that is not associated with a reproductive structure.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PO_0025034
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leaves of herbaceous plants
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leaves of woody plants
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plants
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root
  • root
    A plant axis (PO:0025004) that is part of a root system (PO:0025025).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PO_0009005
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root
  • root
    A plant axis (PO:0025004) that is part of a root system (PO:0025025).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PO_0009005
MammalDiet  
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seed
  • seed
    A multi-tissue plant structure (PO:0025496) that develops from a plant ovule (PO:0020003) and has as parts a plant embryo (PO:0009009) enclosed in a seed coat (PO:0009088).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PO_0009010
MammalDiet  
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seed
  • seed
    A multi-tissue plant structure (PO:0025496) that develops from a plant ovule (PO:0020003) and has as parts a plant embryo (PO:0009009) enclosed in a seed coat (PO:0009088).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/PO_0009010
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precipitation in geographic range mean
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43.86 millimeters per month
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interacts with
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
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temperature in geographic range mean
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111 0.1°C
PanTHERIA  
 
actual evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
  • actual evapotranspiration rate in geographic range
    Monthly AET (Actual Evapotranspiration Rate) within the geographic range of a taxon. Evapotranspiration (ET) is the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration from the Earth's land surface to atmosphere.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/AETinRange
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343.33 millimeters per month
PanTHERIA  
 
potential evapotranspiration rate in geographic range mean
  • potential evapotranspiration rate in geographic range
    Monthly PET (Potential Evapotranspiration Rate) within the geographic range of a taxon. Evapotranspiration (ET) is the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration from the Earth's land surface to atmosphere. Potential evapotranspiration (PET) is a representation of the environmental demand for evapotranspiration and represents the evapotranspiration rate of a short green crop, completely shading the ground, of uniform height and with adequate water status in the soil profile. It is a reflection of the energy available to evaporate water, and of the wind available to transport the water vapour from the ground up into the lower atmosphere.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PETinRange
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1,058.14 millimeters per month
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Life History and Behavior

 
home range average
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6.26e-05 km²
PanTHERIA  
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6.67e-05 km²
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clutch/brood/litter size average
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4.41
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onset of fertility average
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23.81 days
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gestation period duration average
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21.18 days
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litters per year average
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5 female
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age at eye opening average
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10 days
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weaning age average
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17.36 days
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Evolution and Systematics

 
first appearance (older bound)
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1.8 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  
 
first appearance (younger bound)
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0.3 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  
 
last appearance (older bound)
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0.13 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  
 
last appearance (younger bound)
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0.0117 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  

Physiology and Cell Biology

 
metabolic rate average
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68.2 mL/hr O2
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Conservation

 
population trend
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Stable
IUCN  
 
animal population density average
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13,127.21 individuals per square kilometer
PanTHERIA  
 
conservation status
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least concern
  • least concern
    A taxon is Least Concern when it has been evaluated against the criteria and does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/leastConcern
IUCN  
 
human population density mean
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103.74 individuals per square kilometer
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human population density 5th percentile
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1 individuals per square kilometer
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human population density change mean
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0.08
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extinction status
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extant
The Paleobiology Database  

Other

 
Q1053890
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herbivore
  • herbivore
    animal anatomically and physiologically adapted to eating plant material
    http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q59099
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