AnAge entry for Dryomys nitedula

Classification (HAGRID: 03533)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Myoxidae
                    Genus: Dryomys
Species
Dryomys nitedula
Common name
Forest dormouse

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

These animals have been estimated to live up to 4 years in the wild [0542]. One captive specimen lived 4.1 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
28 days
Weaning
30 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.2
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
1.73 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
26 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
51%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 584967
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 55145
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