AnAge entry for Neotoma micropus

Classification (HAGRID: 02540)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Cricetidae
                    Genus: Neotoma
Species
Neotoma micropus
Common name
Southern plains woodrat
Synonyms
Neotoma micropus canescens, Neotoma micropus leucophaea, Neotoma micropus littoralis, Neotoma micropus planiceps, Neotoma macropus surberi

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Not much is known about the longevity of these animals. In the wild, they have been known to live more than 2 years. One average they live about half a year with females being slightly longer lived. Captive animals have lived 3.3 years after being caught as adults [0622].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
136 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
35 days
Weaning
26 days
Litter size
2.51 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.4
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
11.7 g
Weight at weaning
35.6 g
Adult weight
236.3 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0281 days-1 (from Gompertz function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180376
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Taxonomy ID 105150
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