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MammalBase - Accepted taxon: Crossarchus obscurus

Accepted taxon: Crossarchus obscurus


Accepted taxon: Crossarchus obscurus
Taxon: Crossarchus obscurus
Rank: Species
Higher Classification: CARNIVORA | FELIFORMIA | Herpestidae | Crossarchus
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 Crossarchus obscurus diet.
CF (Crude Fibre) 5, ASH (Ash contents) 11, NFE (Nitrogen-Free-Extract) 17, CP (Crude Protein) 53, EE (Ether Extract) 14. 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 Crossarchus obscurus.
TSN Complete name Part Ratio a. Reference(s)
Arthropoda WHOLE 14.29 Grzimek,B…
Oligochaeta WHOLE 11.90 Grzimek,B…
Insecta WHOLE 11.11 Damuth, J…
Magnoliopsida FRUIT 9.72 Damuth, J…
Insecta LARVAE 9.72 Damuth, J…
Rodentia WHOLE 9.52 Grzimek,B…
Reptilia WHOLE 8.33 Damuth, J…
Anura WHOLE 7.14 Grzimek,B…
Brachyura WHOLE 6.94 Damuth, J…
Serpentes WHOLE 4.76 Grzimek,B…
Gastropoda WHOLE 2.78 Damuth, J…
Alethinophidia WHOLE 2.38 Grzimek,B…
Vertebrata EGGS 1.39 Damuth, J…

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 Crossarchus obscurus.
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 Scansonal Scansonal,Terrestrial Djagoun,S…
Temporal habits diurnal diurnal Djagoun,S…

Table 3. List of Standard Measurements for Crossarchus obscurus.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
Body Mass (BM) nan g - - - - 454 - 2,300 - Freudenth…

Table 4. List of other Measurements b. for Crossarchus obscurus.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
femur circumference nan mm - - - - - 16 - - Nelson, A…
humerus circumference nan mm - - - - - 15 - - Nelson, A…
neck length nan mm - - - - - 45 - - Nelson, A…

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


Table 5. List of Data Sources for Crossarchus obscurus.
Taxon Reference Match Status
Crossarchus obscurus Djagoun,S., 2009, Small carnivorans from southern Benin: a preliminary assessment of diversity and hunting pressure, Small Carnivore Conservation 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Crossarchus obscurus Gittleman,J. L., 1985, Carnivore body size: ecological and taxonomic correlates, Oecologia 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Crossarchus obscurus Friscia,AR, 2006, An ecomorphological analysis of extant small carnivorans, Journal of zoology 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Crossarchus obscurus Damuth, J. 2010. ABSOLUT 6 a mammalian database compiled by the national center for ecological analysis and synthesis (NCEAS ) workshop on mammalian communities. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Crossarchus obscurus Grzimek,B., 2003, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Mammals I-V, 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Crossarchus obscurus Law, C.J., Blackwell, E.A., Curtis, A.A., Dickinson, E., Hartstone‐Rose, A. and Santana, S.E., 2022. Decoupled evolution of the cranium and mandible in carnivoran mammals. Evolution. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Crossarchus obscurus DeMers, A.C., 2023. Functional Significance of the Mandible, Tooth Roots, and Tooth Crowns, and their Implications for Fossil Dietary Inference (Doctoral dissertation, The Ohio State University). 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Crossarchus obscurus Nelson, A., Engelman, R.K. and Croft, D.A., 2023. How to weigh a fossil mammal? South American notoungulates as a case study for estimating body mass in extinct clades. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 30(3), pp.773-809. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Crossarchus obscurus 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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