AnAge entry for Ellobius talpinus

Classification (HAGRID: 02515)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Cricetidae
                    Genus: Ellobius
Species
Ellobius talpinus
Common name
Northern mole vole
Synonyms
Spalax murinus, Georychus rufescens, Ellobius talpinus ciscaucasica, Ellobius talpinus transcaspiae

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
5 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 1155
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Wild northern mole voles longevity rarely exceeds 2 years. Captive mole voles have been shown to live up to 5 years. Females that reproduce live significantly longer than non-breeding females 1155].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
26 days
Weaning
Clutch or litter size
3.7
Breedings per year
4
Inter-litter interval
35 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
40 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
58%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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