Data about <i>Ondatra zibethicus</i>

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Distribution

 
geographic range (size of area)
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14,671,151.06 km²
PanTHERIA  
 
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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-110 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
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-168 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
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-52.6 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
 
latitude median
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48.69 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
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28.92 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
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68.46 decimal degrees
PanTHERIA  
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41.35 degrees
OBIS Environmental Information  
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41.56 degrees
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
longitude min
  • longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
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-70.7 degrees
OBIS Environmental Information  
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-70.5 degrees
OBIS Environmental Information  

Physical Description

 
body length (VT) average
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276.67 mm adult
PanTHERIA  
 
body mass average
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991.31 g adult
PanTHERIA  
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21.99 g newborn animal
PanTHERIA  
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153.7 g weanling
PanTHERIA  
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976.3 g
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
teat number average
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6
PanTHERIA  
 
weight
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1,362 adult
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
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22.72 neonate stage
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
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152.1 weanling
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

 
habitat
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animal habitation
  • animal habitation
    The dwelling of an animal or group of similar animals.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00005803
Environments - EOL project  
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aquatic habitat
Environments - EOL project  
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bay
Environments - EOL project  
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canal
  • canal
    Artificial watercourse with no flow or a controlled flow used for navigation, drainage or irrigation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000014
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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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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estuarine biome
  • estuarine biome
    Expressions of the estuarine biome occur at wide lower courses of a rivers where they flow into a sea. Estuaries experience tidal flows and their water is a changing mixture of fresh and salt.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000020
Environments - EOL project  
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farm
  • farm
    A tract of crop or grazing land, as well as the group of buildings with and often surrounding a farmhouse, including barns, sheds, and other outbuildings, used for agricultural production.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000078
Environments - EOL project  
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forest
  • forest
    An area with a high density of trees. A small forest may be called a wood.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000111
Environments - EOL project  
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fresh water
Environments - EOL project  
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freshwater lake
  • freshwater lake
    A lake of whose water contains low concentrations of salts.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000021
Environments - EOL project  
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freshwater lake
  • freshwater lake
    A lake of whose water contains low concentrations of salts.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000021
Environments - EOL project  
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freshwater marsh
  • freshwater marsh
    A marsh associated with water that contains low concentrations of salts.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000053
Environments - EOL project  
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island
  • island
    Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
Environments - EOL project  
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lake
  • lake
    A body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000020
Environments - EOL project  
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lake
  • lake
    A body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000020
Environments - EOL project  
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Large river biome
Environments - EOL project  
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levee
  • levee
    An artificial slope or wall, usually earthen, which parallels the course of a river, built for the purpose of containing the river.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000178
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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oxbow lake
  • oxbow lake
    A lake which is formed when a wide meander from a stream or a river is cut off to form a lake. They are called oxbow lakes due to the distinctive curved shape that results from this process.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000202
Environments - EOL project  
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peninsula
  • peninsula
    A body of land jutting out into and nearly surrounded by water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000305
Environments - EOL project  
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plain
  • plain
    A region of general uniform slope, comparatively level, and of considerable extent.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000086
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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pond
  • pond
    A body of water, usually of smaller size than a lake.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000033
Environments - EOL project  
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prairie
  • prairie
    An area of land of low topographic relief that historically supported grasses and herbs, with few trees, and having generally a mesic (moderate or temperate) climate. Dominated by tall grasses (contrast steppe).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000260
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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river bank
  • river bank
    The sloping margin of a river, serving to confine it to its natural channel.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000143
Environments - EOL project  
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sea
  • sea
    A large expanse of saline water usually connected with an ocean.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000016
Environments - EOL project  
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shoreline
  • shoreline
    The line of contact between a body of water and the land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000486
Environments - EOL project  
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slope
  • slope
    The part of an elevation or depression between the relatively flat surrounding area and the peak of a mount or the bottom of a depression.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002000
Environments - EOL project  
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Small lake biome
Environments - EOL project  
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stream
  • stream
    Linear body of water flowing on the Earth's surface.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000023
Environments - EOL project  
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stream
  • stream
    Linear body of water flowing on the Earth's surface.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000023
Environments - EOL project  
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swamp
  • swamp
    A wetland that features permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water, generally with a substantial number of hummocks, or dry-land protrusions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000233
Environments - EOL project  
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swamp
  • swamp
    A wetland that features permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water, generally with a substantial number of hummocks, or dry-land protrusions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000233
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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water body
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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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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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  
 
precipitation in geographic range mean
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52.25 millimeters per month
PanTHERIA  
 
trophic level
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omnivore
  • omnivore
    An animal that mainly eats all kinds of things, including plants and animals.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Omnivore
PanTHERIA  
 
habitat breadth
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3
PanTHERIA  
 
temperature in geographic range mean
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30.61 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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455.05 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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598.8 millimeters per month
PanTHERIA  
 
diet breadth
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5
PanTHERIA  

Life History and Behavior

 
home range average
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0.00321 km²
PanTHERIA  
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0.0034 km²
PanTHERIA  
 
clutch/brood/litter size average
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6.55
PanTHERIA  
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6.7
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
behavioral circadian rhythm
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nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
  • nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
    An organism that is nocturnal/crepuscular, cathemeral, crepuscular or diurnal/crepuscular
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/activityCycleOther
PanTHERIA  
 
onset of fertility
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285 days female
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
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285 days male
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
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198.11 days
PanTHERIA  
 
age at first birth average
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365 days female
PanTHERIA  
 
gestation period duration average
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27.86 days
PanTHERIA  
 
inter-birth interval average
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30 days female
PanTHERIA  
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30 days
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
litters per year average
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2.43 female
PanTHERIA  
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2.7 per year
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
total life span max
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120 months
PanTHERIA  
 
age at eye opening average
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14.5 days
PanTHERIA  
 
terrestriality
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fossorial and/or ground dwelling only
  • fossorial and/or ground dwelling only
    An organism that spends most of its time on the ground or underground.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/groundDwelling
PanTHERIA  
 
weaning age average
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27.84 days
PanTHERIA  
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25 days
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
growth rate
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0.0323 per day
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
prenatal development duration
  • prenatal development duration
    The duration of the development from fertilized, deposited or implanted egg to hatching/birth. Corresponds to egg incubation duration in oviparous animals and to gestation period duration in viviparous animals.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PrenatalDevelopmentDuration
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26 days
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Evolution and Systematics

 
first appearance (older bound)
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2.59 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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0.0117 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  
 
last appearance (younger bound)
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0 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  

Physiology and Cell Biology

 
metabolic rate average
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841.27 mL/hr O2
PanTHERIA  
 
basal metabolic rate
  • basal metabolic rate
    Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy expended daily by humans and other animals at rest. Rest is defined as existing in a neutrally temperate environment while in the post-absorptive state.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/SNOMEDCT/165109007
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4.36 Watts
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
body temperature
  • body temperature
    The degree of heat in the body of a living organism, temperature is measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of matter, expressed in terms of units or degrees designated on a standard scale.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/CSP/2871-4249
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310.55 kelvin
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

 
human population density mean
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18.34 individuals per square kilometer
PanTHERIA  
 
human population density change mean
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0.04
PanTHERIA  
 
extinction status
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extant
The Paleobiology Database  

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