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Table 1 Traits of plants and ground-dwelling mammal species

From: Diversity of plants and mammals as indicators of the effects of land management types in woodlands

Taxa Trait Levels
Vegetation Growth form Grass
Forb
Subshrub
Shrub
Tree
Life cycle Annual
Deciduous
Perennial
Leaf size Small (<  2 cm)
Medium (2–5 cm)
Big (>  5 cm)
Main root system Taproot
Lateral
Lateral spread Single root
Several stems
Stolons/rhizomes
Leaf texture Tough
Intermediate
Membranous
Leguminosae Legume/non legume
Storage organs Yes/no
  Attractive fruits Yes/no
Mammals Activity period Nocturnal
Diurnal
Body mass Natural log of mean mass in grams (continuous)
Ecological role in Prosopis seeds dispersal Seed predator
Seed disperser
Locomotion habit Scansorial
Cursorial
Fossorial
Semifossorial
Nest type Caves
Burrows and hollow on ground
Hollow on tree
Origin Native
Exotic and domestic
Exotic and wild
Main food type Omnivore-folivore
Omnivore-insectivorous
Omnivore-granivore
Omnivore
Herbivore
Insectivore
Carnivore
Litter size Continuous variable derived from the mean of reported values