AnAge entry for Mesembriomys gouldii

Classification (HAGRID: 02688)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Mesembriomys
Species
Mesembriomys gouldii
Common name
Black-footed tree rat
Synonyms
Mus hirsutus, Mesembriomys hirsutus rattoides, Mesembriomys hirsutus melvillensis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
71 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
44 days
Weaning
47 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
4
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
34.9 g
Weight at weaning
440.5 g
Adult weight
900 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0327 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
56%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 585365
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 337228
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