AnAge entry for Meriones libycus

Classification (HAGRID: 03426)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Meriones
Species
Meriones libycus
Common name
Libyan jird

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Record longevity in captivity is 5.2 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
91 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
26 days
Weaning
30 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
5.33 g
Weight at weaning
45 g
Adult weight
100 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
52%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 632980
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Taxonomy ID 298886
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