AnAge entry for Gerbillus gerbillus

Classification (HAGRID: 02669)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Gerbillus
Species
Gerbillus gerbillus
Common name
Lesser Egyptian gerbil
Synonyms
Gerbillus aegyptius, Gerbillus foleyi, Gerbillus hirtipes, Meriones longicaudus, Gerbillus gerbillus asyutensis, Gerbillus gerbillus sudanensis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Record longevity in captivity is 5.9 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
Litter size
4.1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
30 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
71%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 37.2ºC or 99.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.2370 W
Body mass
29.7 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.007980 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632937
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 298880
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