AnAge entry for Mastomys erythroleucus

Classification (HAGRID: 02679)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Mastomys
Species
Mastomys erythroleucus
Common name
Guinea multimammate mouse
Synonyms
Mus calopus, Epimys gambianus, Mus peregrinus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but one specimen lived 4.1 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
137 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
21 days
Weaning
Litter size
6.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
22.5 g
Adult weight
37.8 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 585319
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 41268
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