AnAge entry for Eligmodontia typus

Classification (HAGRID: 02514)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Cricetidae
                    Genus: Eligmodontia
Species
Eligmodontia typus
Common name
Highland gerbil mouse
Synonyms
Eligmodontia marica, Mus elegans, Graomys hypogaeus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

In captivity, these animals live on average six months and up to 1.5 years [0498]. It is possible that there are technical problems in keeping these animals in captivity and thus maximum longevity must be classified as unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
49 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
18 days
Weaning
18 days
Litter size
5.6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
1.725 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
21.4 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.4ºC or 97.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.1670 W
Body mass
17.5 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.009543 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 633113
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 56221
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