AnAge entry for Cricetomys emini

Classification (HAGRID: 02732)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Nesomyidae
                    Genus: Cricetomys
Species
Cricetomys emini
Common name
Giant rat
Synonyms
Cricetomys gambianus liberiae, Cricetomys gambianus poensis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,300 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
50%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632774
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 107265
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