AnAge entry for Dipodomys deserti

Classification (HAGRID: 03346)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Heteromyidae
                    Genus: Dipodomys
Species
Dipodomys deserti
Common name
Desert kangaroo rat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In captivity, these animals may live up to 8.6 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
30 days
Weaning
20 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
3.04 g
Weight at weaning
38 g
Adult weight
116 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
85%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.8ºC or 98.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.5170 W
Body mass
105.8 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004887 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180236
Animal Diversity Web
ADW account
Encyclopaedia of Life
Search EOL
NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 284671
Entrez
Search all databases
Ageing Literature
Search Google Scholar or Search PubMed or Search Scirus
Images
Google Image search
Internet
Search Google