Douglas A. Kelt and Dirk H. Van Vuren . 2015. Home ranges of Recent mammals. Ecology 96:1733. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-2264.1


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Ecological Archives E096-155-D1.

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Author(s)

Douglas A. Kelt
Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, California 95616-8627 USA
E-mail: dakelt@ucdavis.edu

Dirk H. Van Vuren
Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, California 95616-8627 USA


Data Files

Mammal_Home_Ranges.txt (MD5: 97a497abea6389677c9fe5520b5ac755)


Abstract

The data provided here include home range and body sizes for 285 species of mammals in 177 genera. Data were extracted from 552 published sources, and have been used in multiple papers since we originally published results of analyses in 1999 and 2001. While this likely is the most comprehensive such data set available, it is arguably biased taxonomically and geographically. While some mammal orders are well represented taxonomically most are not. Hence, while all genera in Monotremata, Proboscidea, and Pholidota are represented, these comprise only 60, 66, and 20% of species, respectively; moreover, these are relatively minor radiations. In contrast, we have no species of Paucituberculata, Microbiotheria, Notoryctemorphia, Tubulidentata, Hyracoidea, Cingulata, Scandentia, Dermoptera, and Primates (the latter likely reflecting a bias in data acquisition). The modal proportion of genera and species across 27 terrestrial orders is zero; the median values are 10.8% (genera) and 3.7% (species), suggesting that further data should be sought to confirm generalizations provided by these data.

Key words: body mass; home range size; mammals.