AnAge entry for Meriones shawi

Classification (HAGRID: 02684)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Meriones
Species
Meriones shawi
Common name
Shaw's jird
Synonyms
Meriones albipes, Meriones auziensis, Meriones isis, Gerbillus richardii, Gerbillus savii, Gerbillus sellysii, Meriones trouessarti, Meriones shawi crassibulla, Meriones shawi laticeps, Meriones shawi longiceps

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but one specimen lived 4.7 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
102 days
Male sexual maturity
120 days
Gestation
26 days
Weaning
23 days
Litter size
5.4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
31 days
Weight at birth
4.46 g
Weight at weaning
25 g
Adult weight
185 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 632985
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Taxonomy ID 37435
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