AnAge entry for Meriones tamariscinus

Classification (HAGRID: 02685)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Meriones
Species
Meriones tamariscinus
Common name
Tamarisk jird
Synonyms
Gerbillus ciscaucasicus, Gerbillus tamaricinus jaxartensis, Meriones tamaricinus kokandicus, Gerbillus tamaricinus satschouensis

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
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
17 days
Litter size
4.2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
27 days
Weight at birth
3.03 g
Weight at weaning
15.8 g
Adult weight
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 632986
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Taxonomy ID 504099
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