AnAge entry for Microdipodops megacephalus

Classification (HAGRID: 02632)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Heteromyidae
                    Genus: Microdipodops
Species
Microdipodops megacephalus
Common name
Dark kangaroo mouse

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Not much is known about the longevity of these animals, but wild-trapped specimens have been kept in captivity for 5.4 years [0544].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
13.4 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
306ºK or 32.8ºC or 91.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.1680 W
Body mass
11.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.015273 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180252
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 108149
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