AnAge entry for Micaelamys namaquensis

Classification (HAGRID: 02690)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Micaelamys
Species
Micaelamys namaquensis
Common name
Rock mouse
Synonyms
Aethomys namaquensis, Mus arborarius, Mus auricomis, Mus avarillus, Mus lehocla, Aethomys namaquensis calarius, Praomys namaquensis capensis, Mus auricomis centralis, Praomys namaquensis drakensbergi, Praomys namaquensis klaverensis, Praomys namaquensis lechochloides, Mus namaquensis monticularis, Aethomys namaquensis namibensis, Aethomys namaquensis siccatus, Aethomys namaquensis waterbergensis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
22 days
Weaning
24 days
Litter size
3.8 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
2.5 g
Weight at weaning
12.5 g
Adult weight
47.6 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
53%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.8ºC or 98.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.2920 W
Body mass
62.6 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004665 W/g

References

External Resources

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