Basic information
Sample name: Molas

Reference: J. A. Panti-May, S. Hernández-Betancourt, H. Ruíz-Piña, and S. Medina-Peralta. 2012. Abundance and population parameters of commensal rodents present in rural households in Yucatan, Mexico. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 66(12):77-81 [ER 897]
Country: Mexico
State: Yucatan

Coordinate: 20° 49' N, 89° 38' W
Basis of coordinate: stated in text
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical dry broadleaf forest
Altered habitat: rural
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 26.0
MAP: 1100.0
Habitat comments: "The study area is located within the “Cuxtal” Ecological Reserve, where the vegetation is low deciduous tropical forest. The regional climate is warm sub-humid with a maximum temperature of 36 C in May and a minimum of 16 C in January" (unclear if these are means or maxima)
Life forms: rodents
Sites: 40
Sampling methods: no design, baited, Sherman traps
Sample size: 411
Years: 2009, 2010
Days: 18
Seasons: dry, wet or monsoon
Nets or traps: 480
Net or trap nights: 9640
Sampling comments: "The community was divided into 4 quadrants by drawing two imaginary axes which crossed in the center. In each quadrant, 10 households were randomly selected (total of 40) and sampled monthly over three consecutive nights in two seasonal periods" lasting a total of six months; "Twelve Sherman traps... were placed in each house... The capture effort in each period [of the two] was 4320 nights/ trap. The bait used was a mixture of oats and vanilla"
Sample: 1343
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-02-22 18:59:25
Modified: 2016-10-18 20:24:32
Abundance distribution
6 species
2 singletons
total count 411
Fisher's α: 0.996
geometric series k: 0.3151
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.3610
Shannon's H: 0.7092
Good's u: 0.9951