AnAge entry for Myopus schisticolor

Classification (HAGRID: 02535)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Cricetidae
                    Genus: Myopus
Species
Myopus schisticolor
Common name
Wood lemming
Synonyms
Myopus middendorfii, Myopus morulus, Myopus saianicus, Myopus thayeri, Myopus schisticolor vinogradovi

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

In the wild, these animals probably do not live more than one year [0542]. Their longevity in captivity has not been studied in detail, though one specimen lived 2.1 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
33 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
22 days
Weaning
20 days
Litter size
4.6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
25 days
Weight at birth
3.2 g
Weight at weaning
15.7 g
Adult weight
25 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 39.0ºC or 102.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.5220 W
Body mass
26.4 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.019773 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632898
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 71003
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