Southwest Dhofar Mountains
Basic information
Sample name: Southwest Dhofar Mountains

Reference: M. Mazzolli, T. Haag, B. G. Lippert, E. Eizirik, M. L. A. Hammer, and K. Al Hikmani. 2016. Multiple methods increase detection of large and medium-sized mammals: working with volunteers in south-eastern Oman. Oryx 50:1-8 [ER 2071]
Country: Oman

Coordinate: 17° 10' N, 53° 50' E
Basis of coordinate: estimated from map
Climate and habitat
Habitat: desert/xeric shrubland
Substrate: ground surface
MAT: 21.0
MAP: 252.0
Habitat comments: "Vegetation coverage... consists of scattered bushes"
climate data are for "near the mountain crest" of the Dhofar Mountains and are from Hildebrandt and Eltahir (2006, Geophysical Research Letters)
Life forms: carnivores, rodents, ungulates, other large mammals
Sampling methods: automatic cameras
Sample size: 87
Years: 2011
Nets or traps: 20
Net or trap nights: 480
Camera type: digital
Cameras paired: no
Sampling comments: surveys were carried out "during 6-18 February and 20 February-4 March 2011" (i.e., over 12 + 12 = 24 full 24 hour periods)
"Twenty passive infrared camera traps (Cuddeback, Green Bay, USA) were deployed pseudo-randomly in 15 cells, at locations such as waterholes and known animal trails, aiming for the widest coverage possible. Camera traps were active day and night, and set at 40 cm above ground"
Sample: 2012
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2016-05-23 13:11:36
Modified: 2020-10-21 15:11:16
Abundance distribution
10 species
2 singletons
total count 87
standardised richness: not computable
Fisher's α: 2.917
geometric series k: 0.6737
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.7390
Shannon's H: 1.6439
Good's u: 0.9778
Caracal caracal212 kg carnivore
Hyaena hyaena2032 kg carnivore
Canis lupus243 kg carnivore
Vulpes cana21.2 kg invertivore-frugivore
Mellivora capensis37.7 kg carnivore-invertivore
Genetta genetta41.7 kg insectivore-frugivore
Ichneumia albicauda13.1 kg invertivore-carnivore
Capra nubiana1
Procavia capensis17 browser
Hystrix indica35