AnAge entry for Microtus ochrogaster

Classification (HAGRID: 03443)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Microtus
Species
Microtus ochrogaster
Common name
Prairie vole
Synonyms
Hypudaeus ochrogaster, Microtus ludovicianus, Arvicola austerus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, these animals probably live less than a year [0617]. One wild born specimen was about 5.3 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
47 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
23 days
Weaning
20 days
Litter size
3.8 (viviparous)
Litters per year
4
Inter-litter interval
26 days
Weight at birth
3.02 g
Weight at weaning
16.7 g
Adult weight
40 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0666 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
61%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.9ºC or 100.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.4100 W
Body mass
48.2 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.008506 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180312
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 79684
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