AnAge entry for Microtus guentheri

Classification (HAGRID: 02525)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Cricetidae
                    Genus: Microtus
Species
Microtus guentheri
Common name
Vole
Synonyms
Microtus hartingi, Microtus lydius, Microtus mustersi, Microtus philistinus, Microtus guentheri shevketi

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
3.9 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.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
60 days
Male sexual maturity
95 days
Gestation
21 days
Weaning
18 days
Litter size
6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3.3
Inter-litter interval
29 days
Weight at birth
3 g
Weight at weaning
15 g
Adult weight
51.6 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
43%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.3ºC or 100.9ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.4470 W
Body mass
43.8 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.010205 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632866
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 269655
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