AnAge entry for Microtus pinetorum

Classification (HAGRID: 03446)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Microtus
Species
Microtus pinetorum
Common name
Woodland vole
Synonyms
Psammomys pinetorum, Pitymys pinetorum

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
3.8 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 wild born specimen was about 3.8 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
98 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
21 days
Weaning
21 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.7
Inter-litter interval
26 days
Weight at birth
2.32 g
Weight at weaning
9.6 g
Adult weight
25.5 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.055 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
47%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.3ºC or 100.9ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.3050 W
Body mass
24.8 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.012298 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180314
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 111839
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