AnAge entry for Desmodillus auricularis

Classification (HAGRID: 02665)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Desmodillus
Species
Desmodillus auricularis
Common name
Cape short-eared gerbil
Synonyms
Gerbillus brevicaudatus, Desmodillus auricularis pudicus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
29 days
Weaning
33 days
Litter size
3.3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
3.12 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
54.5 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
67%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 35.9ºC or 96.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.4900 W
Body mass
71.9 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.006815 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632910
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 298896
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