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Accepted taxon: Mellivora capensis


Accepted taxon: Mellivora capensis
Taxon: Mellivora capensis
Rank: Species
Higher Classification: CARNIVORA | CANIFORMIA | Mustelidae | Mustelinae | Mellivora
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 Mellivora capensis diet.
CF (Crude Fibre) 5, ASH (Ash contents) 9, NFE (Nitrogen-Free-Extract) 19, CP (Crude Protein) 51, EE (Ether Extract) 16. 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 Mellivora capensis.
TSN Complete name Part Ratio a. Reference(s)
Mammalia WHOLE 25.87 Damuth, J…
Magnoliopsida EXUDATES 10.94 Damuth, J…
Aves WHOLE 10.21 Grzimek,B…
Vertebrata CARRION 10.08 Damuth, J…
Reptilia WHOLE 10.04 Grzimek,B…
Arthropoda WHOLE 9.96 Damuth, J…
Magnoliopsida FRUIT 5.41 Grzimek,B…
Rodentia WHOLE 4.91 Grzimek,B…
Magnoliopsida SHOOT 4.79 Damuth, J…
Insecta WHOLE 3.93 Grzimek,B…
Magnoliopsida ROOT 1.97 Grzimek,B…
Vertebrata EGGS 0.98 Grzimek,B…
Apoidea WHOLE 0.90 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 Mellivora capensis.
Trait Selected Value All Value(s) Reference(s)
Dietary category: Eisenberg 1981 Carnivore Carnivore,Insectivore A. R. Fri…
Dietary category: Miljutin 2009 Animalivore Animalivore A. R. Fri…
Locomotion: Eisenberg 1981 Terrestrial Terrestrial John L. G…
Temporal habits nocturnal and crepuscular nocturnal and crepuscular John L. G…

Table 3. List of Standard Measurements for Mellivora capensis.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
Body Mass (BM) nan g - - - - 3,640 - 16,000 - Freudenth…
Body Mass (BM) nan g 1 1 - - - 11,793.4 - - Engelman,…
Head-Body Length (HBL) nan mm - - - - - 741.5 - - Engelman,…
Occipital condyle width (OCW) nan mm 1 1 - - - 40.34 - - Engelman,…

Table 4. List of other Measurements b. for Mellivora capensis.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
brainmass nan g - - - - - 73 - - Engelman,…
skull_length nan mm - - - - - 134 - - Engelman,…
femur circumference nan mm - - - - - 35 - - Nelson, A…
femur diameter nan mm - - - - - 12 - - Nelson, A…
humerus circumference nan mm - - - - - 36 - - Nelson, A…
humerus diameter nan mm - - - - - 12 - - 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 Mellivora capensis.
Taxon Reference Match Status
Mellivora capensis Gittleman,J. L., 1985, Carnivore body size: ecological and taxonomic correlates, Oecologia 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mellivora capensis Friscia,AR, 2006, An ecomorphological analysis of extant small carnivorans, Journal of zoology 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mellivora capensis 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
Mellivora capensis Nowak,R. M., 1991, Walker's mammals of the world, 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mellivora capensis Grzimek,B., 2003, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Mammals I-V, 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mellivora capensis Nowak,R. M., 1991, Walker's mammals of the world, 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Mellivora capensis 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
Mellivora capensis 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
Mellivora capensis 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
Mellivora capensis 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
Mellivora capensis 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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