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MammalBase - Accepted taxon: Meriones libycus

Accepted taxon: Meriones libycus


Accepted taxon: Meriones libycus
Taxon: Meriones libycus
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 libycus diet.
CF (Crude Fibre) 12, ASH (Ash contents) 4, NFE (Nitrogen-Free-Extract) 54, CP (Crude Protein) 22, EE (Ether Extract) 9. 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 libycus.
TSN Complete name Part Ratio a. Reference(s)
Magnoliopsida SEED 100.00 Smith,A. …

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 libycus.
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 libycus.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
Body Mass (BM) nan g - - - - 60 - 140 - Freudenth…
Body Mass (BM) nan g 130 130 - - - 87.5 - - Nelson, A…
Body Mass (BM) Egypt g 139 139 - - - 84 - - Mohammad …
Body Mass (BM) Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia g 17 17 - - - 146.1 - - Abi-Said,…
Condylobasal Length (CBL) Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 17 17 - - - 34.43 - - Abi-Said,…
Ear Length (EL) Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 17 17 - - - 17.3 - - Abi-Said,…
greatest length of skull (GLS) Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 17 17 - - - 36.82 - - Abi-Said,…
Head-Body Length (HBL) Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 17 17 - - - 167.2 - - Abi-Said,…
Head-Body Length (HBL) nan mm 130 130 - - - 139.39 - - Nelson, A…
Hind Foot Length (HFL) Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 17 17 - - - 41.38 - - Abi-Said,…
Tail Length (TL) Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 17 17 - - - 156.5 - - Abi-Said,…

Table 4. List of other Measurements b. for Meriones libycus.
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 17 17 - - - 15 - - Abi-Said,…
HL: Head length Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 17 17 - - - 44 - - Abi-Said,…
HW: Head width Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 17 17 - - - 24 - - Abi-Said,…
IC: Interorbital constriction Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 17 17 - - - 7 - - Abi-Said,…
M: Mandible length (incisor included) Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 17 17 - - - 20 - - Abi-Said,…
MDC: Mandibular cheekteeth Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 17 17 - - - 7 - - Abi-Said,…
MXC: Maxillary cheekteeth Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 17 17 - - - 6 - - Abi-Said,…
ZB: Zygomatic breadth Wadi As Sulai, Riyadh Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mm 17 17 - - - 17 - - Abi-Said,…

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


Table 5. List of Data Sources for Meriones libycus.
Taxon Reference Match Status
Meriones libicus Kelt,D. A., 1996, Community structure of desert small mammals: comparisons across four continents, Ecology 51: Name variant or misspelling of the taxon Verified - Accepted
Meriones libycus 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 libycus Smith,A. T., 2010, A guide to the mammals of China, 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Meriones libycus 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 libycus 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 libycus 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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