Abydos Plain (Elliott traps, March 1990)
Basic information
Sample name: Abydos Plain (Elliott traps, March 1990)

Reference: R. A. How and N. K. Cooper. 2002. Terrestrial small mammals of the Abydos Plain in the north-eastern Pilbara, Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 85:71-82 [ER 992]
Country: Australia
State: Western Australia

Coordinate: 21° 25' S, 118° 56' E
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: coordinate based on Abydos Station
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 24.0
MAP: 350.0
Habitat comments: sites are dominated by Eucalyptus, Acacia, and Triodia
grazing took place from the late 19th century through 1945
climate data are for Newman and are from Skrzypek et al. (2013, Chemical Geology)
Life forms: rodents, other small mammals
Sites: 8
Site length: 1800.000
Sampling methods: line transect, baited, Elliott traps
Sample size: 55
Years: 1990
Nets or traps: 240
Net or trap nights: 8131
Sampling comments: "At each of the eight sampling sites a line of 15 Elliott Type A traps, baited with universal bait, were set 15 m apart... Fifteen Elliott Type B traps were used on rockpiles along with Type A traps"
Sample: 1481
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2015-03-04 14:39:17
Modified: 2015-10-10 17:01:48
Abundance distribution
6 species
1 singleton
total count 55
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 1.715
geometric series k: 0.5549
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7323
Shannon's H: 1.4864
Good's u: 0.9818