AnAge entry for Micromys minutus

Classification (HAGRID: 03437)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Micromys
Species
Micromys minutus
Common name
Old World harvest mouse

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
3.8 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In the wild, these animals live up to 1.5 years. It has been reported that in captivity they may live up to 5 years [0434], which is doubtful. Record longevity in captivity is 3.8 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
40 days
Male sexual maturity
37 days
Gestation
20 days
Weaning
18 days
Litter size
5.2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.6
Inter-litter interval
21 days
Weight at birth
0.9 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
6 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
59%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.0ºC or 100.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.2010 W
Body mass
7.6 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.026447 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 585369
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 13151
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