AnAge entry for Acomys russatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02651)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Acomys
Species
Acomys russatus
Common name
Golden spiny mouse
Synonyms
Mus affinis, Acomys russatus aegyptiacus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but one specimen lived 3.8 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
91 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
34 days
Weaning
Litter size
2.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
7 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
54.4 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 37.3ºC or 99.1ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.2400 W
Body mass
55.4 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004332 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 585109
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 60746
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