AnAge entry for Microtus agrestis

Classification (HAGRID: 02522)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Cricetidae
                    Genus: Microtus
Species
Microtus agrestis
Common name
Field vole
Synonyms
Microtus arcturus, Arvicola bailloni, Arvicola britannicus, Mus gregarius, Arvicola hirta, Lemmus insularis, Arvicola intermedia, Arvicola levernedii, Microtus macgillivrayi, Arvicola neglectus, Arvicola rozianus, Arvicola agrestis angustifrons, Microtus agrestis argyropoli, Microtus agrestis estiae, Microtus agrestis exsul, Microtus agrestis fiona, Microtus agrestis insul, Arvicola agrestis latifrons, Microtus agrestis luch, Microtus agrestis mial, Microtus agrestis mongol, Arvicola agrestis nigra, Mus arvalis nigricans, Microtus agrestis ognevi, Microtus hirtus orioecus, Microtus agrestis pannonicus, Microtus agrestis punctus, Arvicola agrestis rufa, Microtus agrestis tridentinus, Microtus agrestis wettsteini

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Voles, in general, are short-lived and show seasonal population crashes, probably due to lack of food. One captive specimen lived 4.8 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
36 days
Male sexual maturity
42 days
Gestation
21 days
Weaning
13 days
Litter size
4.4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3.6
Inter-litter interval
20 days
Weight at birth
2.3 g
Weight at weaning
8.9 g
Adult weight
46 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
54%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.6ºC or 99.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.3670 W
Body mass
25.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.014680 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 632855
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Taxonomy ID 29092
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