AnAge entry for Gerbilliscus validus

Classification (HAGRID: 02668)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Gerbilliscus
Species
Gerbilliscus validus
Common name
Southern savanna gerbil
Synonyms
Tatera valida

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One specimen lived 5 years in captivity [0671]. Maximum longevity could be underestimated, though.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
99 days
Male sexual maturity
99 days
Gestation
25 days
Weaning
Litter size
4.3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
109 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
30 g
Adult weight
113 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
49%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 970796
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