White Spot Spring
Basic information
Sample name: White Spot Spring
Sample aka: Desert National Wildlife Range

Reference: M. J. O'Farrell and W. G. Bradley. 1970. Activity patterns of bats over a desert spring. Journal of Mammalogy 51(1):18-26 [ER 113]
Country: United States
State: Nevada

Coordinate: 36.5° N, -115.0° W
Basis of coordinate: estimated from map
Geography comments: about 15 miles north of Las Vegas and apparently just north of Gass Peak (basis of coordinate)
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Protection: wildlife protected area
Substrate: ground surface
Life forms: bats
Sampling methods: no design, mist nets
Sample size: 865
Years: 1962 - 1967
Days: 70
Sampling comments: The net was maintained at the spring for at least 4 nights for each month of the year. Early in the study the net was usually tended from 4 to 6 hours per night but later an attempt was made to tend the net throughout the nigh (p. 19)
Sample: 268
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: Albert Garcia Selles
Created: 2013-04-08 10:51:25
Modified: 2018-06-07 10:10:57
Abundance distribution
8 species
3 singletons
total count 865
extrapolated richness: 13.6
Fisher's α: 1.218
geometric series k: 0.3966
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.3898
Shannon's H: 0.6929
Good's u: 0.9965
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.
Parastrellus hesperus6483.7 g insectivore
"Pipistrellus hesperus"
Myotis californicus1894.1 g insectivore
Myotis volans27.4 g insectivore
Myotis yumanensis14.8 g insectivore
Antrozous pallidus2016.5 g insectivore
Eptesicus fuscus317.2 g insectivore
Corynorhinus townsendii1 insectivore
"Plecotus townsendii"
Tadarida brasiliensis111.3 g insectivore