AnAge entry for Arvicanthis niloticus

Classification (HAGRID: 02659)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Arvicanthis
Species
Arvicanthis niloticus
Common name
Nile kusu
Synonyms
Mus discolor, Arvicanthis jebelae, Isomys testicularis, Hypudaeus variegatus, Arvicanthis abyssinicus centrosus, Isomys variegatus major, Isomys variegatus minor, Arvicanthis niloticus naso, Arvicanthis abyssinicus rubescens, Arvicanthis testicularis solatus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
6.7 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
45 days
Male sexual maturity
45 days
Gestation
22 days
Weaning
23 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3.5
Inter-litter interval
38 days
Weight at birth
4.15 g
Weight at weaning
21.7 g
Adult weight
110 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
66%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 970809
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 61156
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