AnAge entry for Apodemus sylvaticus

Classification (HAGRID: 02658)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Apodemus
Species
Apodemus sylvaticus
Common name
Long-tailed field mouse
Synonyms
Mus algirus, Mus chamaeropsis, Musculus dichrurus, Mus hayi, Mus hebridensis, Mus hirtensis, Mus intermedius, Mus islandicus, Mus pecchioli, Mus reboudia, Mus sylvaticus albus, Mus sylvaticus alpinus, Mus sylvaticus bergensis, Apodemus sylvaticus butei, Micromys sylvaticus callipides, Mus sylvaticus candidus, Mus sylvaticus celticus, Apodemus sylvaticus creticus, Apodemus hebridensis cumbrae, Apodemus hebridensis fiolagan, Sylvaemus sylvaticus flaviventris, Mus sylvaticus flavobrunneus, Mus sylvaticus fridariensis, Apodemus hebridensis ghia, Apodemus sylvaticus grandiculus, Apodemus fridariensis grantii, Mus sylvaticus griseus, Apodemus hebridensis hamiltoni, Mus sylvaticus isabellinus, Apodemus hebridensis larus, Mus sylvaticus leucocephalus, Apodemus hebridensis maclean, Apodemus sylvaticus maximus, Apodemus hebridensis nesiticus, Mus sylvaticus niger, Mus sylvaticus parvus, Apodemus sylvaticus spadix, Apodemus fridariensis thuleo, Apodemus hebridensis tirae

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
6.3 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One wild born specimen was about 6.3 years of age when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
71 days
Male sexual maturity
65 days
Gestation
23 days
Weaning
21 days
Litter size
5.2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3.8
Inter-litter interval
41 days
Weight at birth
1.5 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
23.4 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
79%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.7ºC or 98.1ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.2640 W
Body mass
23.8 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.011092 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 585143
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Taxonomy ID 10129
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