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Accepted taxon: Meriones crassus


Accepted taxon: Meriones crassus
Taxon: Meriones crassus
Rank: Species
Higher Classification: RODENTIA | MYOMORPHA | Muroidea | Muridae | Gerbillinae | Meriones | Pallasiomys
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 Meriones crassus diet.
CF (Crude Fibre) 15, ASH (Ash contents) 6, NFE (Nitrogen-Free-Extract) 54, CP (Crude Protein) 19, EE (Ether Extract) 6. 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 Meriones crassus.
TSN Complete name Part Ratio a. Reference(s)
Magnoliopsida SEED 23.95 Grzimek,B…
Magnoliopsida LEAF 20.00 Grzimek,B…
Magnoliopsida FRUIT 13.33 Grzimek,B…
Acacia LEAF 9.88 Grzimek,B…
Cirsium LEAF 8.64 Grzimek,B…
Orthoptera WHOLE 8.64 Grzimek,B…
Cucumis FRUIT 4.94 Grzimek,B…
Insecta WHOLE 4.44 Grzimek,B…
Phoenix dactylifera FRUIT 3.70 Grzimek,B…
Gryllidae WHOLE 2.47 Grzimek,B…

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 Meriones crassus.
Trait Selected Value All Value(s) Reference(s)
Dietary category: Eisenberg 1981 Frugivore-Herbivore Frugivore-Herbivore Douglas A…
Dietary category: Miljutin 2009 Frugivore Frugivore,Herbivore Douglas A…

Table 3. List of Standard Measurements for Meriones crassus.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
Body Mass (BM) nan g - - - - 29 - 150 - Freudenth…
Body Mass (BM) Egypt g 295 295 - - - 81.5 - - Mohammad …
Body Mass (BM) Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia g 8 8 - - - 80.33 - - Abi-Said,…
Condylobasal Length (CBL) Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 8 8 - - - 28.53 - - Abi-Said,…
Ear Length (EL) Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 8 8 - - - 14.01 - - Abi-Said,…
greatest length of skull (GLS) Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 8 8 - - - 30.86 - - Abi-Said,…
Head-Body Length (HBL) Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 8 8 - - - 126.88 - - Abi-Said,…
Hind Foot Length (HFL) Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 8 8 - - - 33.78 - - Abi-Said,…
Tail Length (TL) Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 8 8 - - - 138.73 - - Abi-Said,…

Table 4. List of other Measurements b. for Meriones crassus.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
BB: Brain case breadth Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 8 8 - - - 13 - - Abi-Said,…
HL: Head length Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 8 8 - - - 38 - - Abi-Said,…
HW: Head width Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 8 8 - - - 21 - - Abi-Said,…
IC: Interorbital constriction Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 8 8 - - - 6 - - Abi-Said,…
M: Mandible length (incisor included) Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 8 8 - - - 19 - - Abi-Said,…
MDC: Mandibular cheekteeth Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 8 8 - - - 5 - - Abi-Said,…
MXC: Maxillary cheekteeth Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 8 8 - - - 5 - - Abi-Said,…
ZB: Zygomatic breadth Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 8 8 - - - 15 - - Abi-Said,…
femur circumference nan mm - - - - - 7 - - Nelson, A…
femur diameter nan mm - - - - - 2 - - Nelson, A…
humerus circumference nan mm - - - - - 4 - - Nelson, A…
humerus diameter nan mm - - - - - 1 - - 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 Meriones crassus.
Taxon Reference Match Status
Meriones crassus Nowak,R. M., 1991, Walker's mammals of the world, 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Meriones crassus Kelt,D. A., 1996, Community structure of desert small mammals: comparisons across four continents, Ecology 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Meriones crassus Abu Baker,M., 2010, Patterns in the local assembly of Egyptian rodent faunas: Areography and species combinations, Mammalian Biology-Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Meriones crassus Grzimek,B., 2003, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Mammals I-V, 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Meriones crassus Abi-Said, M.R., Al-Zein, M.S. and Lebanon, B., 2022. Rodents Diversity in Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Jordan Journal of Natural History, 9(1), pp.83-88. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Meriones crassus 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
Meriones crassus 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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