AnAge entry for Microtus richardsoni

Classification (HAGRID: 03447)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Microtus
Species
Microtus richardsoni
Common name
Water vole
Synonyms
Arvicola richardsoni

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

In the wild, these animals are estimated to live up to 1.5 years [0542]. Without further studies, however, their maximum longevity is unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
22 days
Weaning
21 days
Litter size
5.8 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
5.05 g
Weight at weaning
31.1 g
Adult weight
51 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 38.7ºC or 101.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.7010 W
Body mass
64.5 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.010868 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180315
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 111840
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