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Accepted taxon: Suricata suricatta


Accepted taxon: Suricata suricatta
Taxon: Suricata suricatta
Rank: Species
Higher Classification: CARNIVORA | FELIFORMIA | Herpestidae | Suricata
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 Suricata suricatta diet.
CF (Crude Fibre) 6, ASH (Ash contents) 6, NFE (Nitrogen-Free-Extract) 14, CP (Crude Protein) 56, EE (Ether Extract) 17. 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 Suricata suricatta.
TSN Complete name Part Ratio a. Reference(s)
Insecta WHOLE 37.50 Grzimek,B…
Vertebrata WHOLE 16.67 Damuth, J…
Vertebrata EGGS 9.72 Damuth, J…
Mammalia WHOLE 8.33 Grzimek,B…
Coleoptera WHOLE 5.56 Damuth, J…
Magnoliopsida SHOOT 4.86 Damuth, J…
Scorpiones WHOLE 4.86 Damuth, J…
Reptilia WHOLE 4.17 Grzimek,B…
Orthoptera WHOLE 3.47 Damuth, J…
Myriapoda WHOLE 2.78 Damuth, J…
Isoptera WHOLE 2.08 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 Suricata suricatta.
Trait Selected Value All Value(s) Reference(s)
Dietary category: Eisenberg 1981 Insectivore Insectivore A. R. Fri…
Dietary category: Miljutin 2009 Animalivore Animalivore A. R. Fri…
Locomotion: Eisenberg 1981 Terrestrial Terrestrial John L. G…
Temporal habits diurnal diurnal John L. G…

Table 3. List of Standard Measurements for Suricata suricatta.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
Body Mass (BM) nan g - - - - 465 - 1,000 - Freudenth…
Body Mass (BM) nan g 62 62 - - - 659 - - Nelson, A…
Body Mass (BM) nan g 57 57 - - - 709 - - Nelson, A…
Body Mass (BM) nan g 2 2 - - - 655.89 - - Engelman,…
Body Mass (BM) nan g 43 43 - - - 585 - - Nelson, A…
Head-Body Length (HBL) nan mm 43 43 - - - 299 - - Nelson, A…
Head-Body Length (HBL) nan mm - - - - - 291 - - Engelman,…
Head-Body Length (HBL) nan mm 62 62 - - - 306 - - Nelson, A…
Head-Body Length (HBL) nan mm 57 57 - - - 334 - - Nelson, A…
Occipital condyle width (OCW) nan mm 2 2 - - - 14.42 - - Engelman,…

Table 4. List of other Measurements b. for Suricata suricatta.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
brainmass nan g - - - - - 10 - - Engelman,…
skull_length nan mm - - - - - 64 - - Engelman,…
BMR (kJ/h) nan kJ/h - - - - - 6 - - McNab, B.…
femur circumference nan mm - - - - - 14 - - Nelson, A…
humerus circumference nan mm - - - - - 13 - - Nelson, A…
BMR,mlO2/h nan mlO2/h 5 5 - - - 310 - - 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 Suricata suricatta.
Taxon Reference Match Status
Suricata suricatta Gittleman,J. L., 1985, Carnivore body size: ecological and taxonomic correlates, Oecologia 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Suricata suricatta Friscia,AR, 2006, An ecomorphological analysis of extant small carnivorans, Journal of zoology 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Suricata suricatta 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
Suricata suricatta Nowak,R. M., 1991, Walker's mammals of the world, 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Suricata suricatta Grzimek,B., 2003, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Mammals I-V, 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Suricata suricatta Nowak,R. M., 1991, Walker's mammals of the world, 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Suricata suricatta 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
Suricata suricatta Engelman, R.K., 2022. Occipital condyle width (OCW) is a highly accurate predictor of body mass in therian mammals. BMC biology, 20(1), p.37. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Suricata suricatta 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
Suricata suricatta 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
Suricata suricatta 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
Suricata suricatta 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
Suricata suricatta 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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