AnAge entry for Gerbillus nanus

Classification (HAGRID: 02670)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Gerbillus
Species
Gerbillus nanus
Common name
Baluchistan gerbil
Synonyms
Dipodillus arabium, Dipodillus indus, Gerbillus lixa, Dipodillus mimulus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One specimen lived 4.5 years in captivity [0671]. Nonetheless, maximum longevity might be underestimated in this species.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
22 days
Weaning
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
18.5 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
59%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 38.8ºC or 101.8ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.1290 W
Body mass
29.7 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004343 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632954
Animal Diversity Web
ADW account (if available)
Encyclopaedia of Life
Search EOL
NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 298881
Entrez
Search all databases
Ageing Literature
Search Google Scholar or Search PubMed
Images
Google Image search
Internet
Search Google