Ochotona princeps (American pika)

IUCN Red List category: Least Concern

Distribution: Common and Widespread

Records of occurrence for Ochotona princeps (n=670)

Model outputs

Here we are NOT aiming to model the actual observed range of the species, but the extent of the potentially suitable bioclimatic envelope. This will inevitably be larger than the actual range as it is not restricted by landcover or anthropogenic impacts etc. However, the potentially suitable bioclimatic envelopes have now been clipped so that unsuitable habitat (based on land cover classes) is omitted. The areas in black represent suitable climate and habitat and the areas in blue represent only suitable climate.

Your expert opinion is extremely useful in evaluating these models and will lead to us assessing Maxent as a platform for species distribution modelling. We ask that you provide your expert opinion of the models, rather than an evaluation of our success at modelling the species; a negative evaluation is just as informative as a positive one.

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A. Current distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 1,349,485 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 1,353,297 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

A. Current distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 1,224,118 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 1,228,375 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

B. Current distribution using modern and past data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 1,130,983 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 1,132,835 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

B. Current distribution using modern and past data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 1,132,905 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 1,134,759 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

C. Past distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 1,408,522 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 1,412,583 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

C. Past distribution using only modern data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 1,514,691 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 1,519,113 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

D. Past distribution using modern and past data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 1,609,978 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 1,613,096 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

D. Past distribution using modern and past data. Potentially suitable climate and habitat shown in black (Range size = 1,544,041 sq.km) and potentially suitable climate shown in blue (Range size= 1,547,062 sq.km). IUCN polygon shown in red.

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