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MammalBase - Accepted taxon: Fossa fossana

Accepted taxon: Fossa fossana


Accepted taxon: Fossa fossana
Taxon: Fossa fossana
Rank: Species
Higher Classification: CARNIVORA | FELIFORMIA | Eupleridae | Euplerinae | Fossa
Reference: Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), JHU Press, 2005.

Fig.1 - Ternary plot of the proximate analysis for the Fossa fossana diet.
CF (Crude Fibre) 3, ASH (Ash contents) 15, NFE (Nitrogen-Free-Extract) 13, CP (Crude Protein) 59, EE (Ether Extract) 11. See details for the calculations in Lintulaakso, K., Tatti, N. and Žliobaitė, I., 2022. Quantifying mammalian diets. Mammalian Biology, pp.1-15. [DOI]


Table 1. List of Diet Items for Fossa fossana.
TSN Complete name Part Ratio a. Reference(s)
Crustacea WHOLE 28.57 Nowak,R. …
Oligochaeta WHOLE 23.81 Nowak,R. …
Anguilliformes WHOLE 19.05 Nowak,R. …
Anura WHOLE 14.29 Nowak,R. …
Animalia WHOLE 9.52 Nowak,R. …
Magnoliopsida FRUIT 4.76 Nowak,R. …

a. Standardized values. See details for the calculations in Lintulaakso, K., Tatti, N. and Žliobaitė, I., 2022. Quantifying mammalian diets. Mammalian Biology, pp.1-15. [DOI]


Table 2. List of Standard Traits for Fossa fossana.
Trait Selected Value All Value(s) Reference(s)
Dietary category: Eisenberg 1981 Insectivore Insectivore A. R. Fri…
Dietary category: Miljutin 2009 Animalivore Animalivore,Frugivore A. R. Fri…
Locomotion: Eisenberg 1981 Terrestrial Terrestrial John L. G…
Temporal habits nocturnal nocturnal John L. G…

Table 3. List of Standard Measurements for Fossa fossana.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
Body Mass (BM) nan g - - - - 1,050 - 2,260 - Freudenth…

Table 4. List of other Measurements b. for Fossa fossana.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
BMR (kJ/h) nan kJ/h - - - - - 18 - - McNab, B.…
BMR,mlO2/h nan mlO2/h 1 1 - - - 906 - - Genoud, M…

b. other Measurements. Source Measurements which are not listed on or mapped with the Standard Traits..


Table 5. List of Data Sources for Fossa fossana.
Taxon Reference Match Status
Fossa fossa Gittleman,J. L., 1985, Carnivore body size: ecological and taxonomic correlates, Oecologia 61: Genus, Species = Master genus, species synonym Verified - Accepted
Fossa fossana Friscia,AR, 2006, An ecomorphological analysis of extant small carnivorans, Journal of zoology 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Fossa fossa Nowak,R. M., 1991, Walker's mammals of the world, 61: Genus, Species = Master genus, species synonym Verified - Accepted
Fossa fossa Nowak,R. M., 1991, Walker's mammals of the world, 61: Genus, Species = Master genus, species synonym Verified - Accepted
Fossa fossana McNab, B.K., 2008. An analysis of the factors that influence the level and scaling of mammalian BMR. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 151(1), pp.5-28. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Fossa fossana Genoud, M., Isler, K. and Martin, R.D., 2018. Comparative analyses of basal rate of metabolism in mammals: data selection does matter. Biological Reviews, 93(1), pp.404-438. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Fossa fossana Freudenthal, M. and Martín-Suárez, E., 2013. Estimating body mass of fossil rodents. Scripta Geologica, 145, pp.1-513. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted

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