AnAge entry for Muscardinus avellanarius

Classification (HAGRID: 03539)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Myoxidae
                    Genus: Muscardinus
Species
Muscardinus avellanarius
Common name
Hazel dormouse

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Maximum known lifespan in the wild is 4 years [0434]. It has been reported that these animals live up to 6 years in captivity [0001], which is possible but unverified. Record longevity in captivity is 5.3 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
335 days
Male sexual maturity
335 days
Gestation
23 days
Weaning
39 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
50 days
Weight at birth
0.8 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
27.3 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
65%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
0.3510 W
Body mass
23.5 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.014936 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 584974
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 39082
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