AnAge entry for Dipodomys spectabilis

Classification (HAGRID: 02630)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Heteromyidae
                    Genus: Dipodomys
Species
Dipodomys spectabilis
Common name
Banner-tailed kangaroo rat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One wild born specimen was about 12.7 years of age when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
23 days
Weaning
24 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
42 days
Weight at birth
7.75 g
Weight at weaning
30.3 g
Adult weight
145 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
121%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180246
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 105255
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