AnAge entry for Mesocricetus brandti

Classification (HAGRID: 02521)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Cricetidae
                    Genus: Mesocricetus
Species
Mesocricetus brandti
Common name
Brandt's hamster
Synonyms
Mesocricetus koenigi

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
4.4 years
Source
ref. 475
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

It was shown that the average lifespan of the Turkish hamster is increased by hibernation. One good hibernator lived 4.4 years [0475]. Their average lifespan has been suggested to be 2-3 years [0434].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
41 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
15 days
Weaning
19 days
Litter size
8 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
174 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
40%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 632736
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Taxonomy ID 10037
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