AnAge entry for Nyctomys sumichrasti

Classification (HAGRID: 02541)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Cricetidae
                    Genus: Nyctomys
Species
Nyctomys sumichrasti
Common name
Vesper rat
Synonyms
Sitomys decolorus, Nyctomys nitellinus, Hesperomys salvini, Nyctomys sumichrasti colimensis, Nyctomys sumichrasti costaricensis, Nyctomys sumichrasti florencei, Nyctomys sumichrasti pallidulus, Nyctomys sumichrasti venustulus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Record longevity in captivity is 5.7 years [0671]. There is one report of one animal living 8.5 years [0508], but this is suspicious and could be referring to another species.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
30 days
Weaning
21 days
Litter size
2.25 (viviparous)
Litters per year
5
Inter-litter interval
38 days
Weight at birth
4.7 g
Weight at weaning
40 g
Adult weight
50 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
64%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 633185
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 56227
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