AnAge entry for Geomys bursarius

Classification (HAGRID: 03337)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Geomyidae
                    Genus: Geomys
Species
Geomys bursarius
Common name
Plains pocket gopher

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One wild born specimen was about 12 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
91 days
Male sexual maturity
91 days
Gestation
51 days
Weaning
34 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
5.2 g
Weight at weaning
22.5 g
Adult weight
176.7 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
111%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 35.0ºC or 95.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.7690 W
Body mass
197.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003904 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180216
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 27682
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