AnAge entry for Gerbillus pyramidum

Classification (HAGRID: 02672)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Gerbillus
Species
Gerbillus pyramidum
Common name
Greater Egyptian gerbil
Synonyms
Gerbillus gedeedus, Dipus pyramidum, Gerbillus pyramidum elbaensis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
8.2 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
74 days
Male sexual maturity
73 days
Gestation
21 days
Weaning
21 days
Litter size
3.3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
2.5 g
Weight at weaning
11 g
Adult weight
37 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0329 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
96%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.1ºC or 97.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.4540 W
Body mass
108.5 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004184 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632963
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 298882
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