AnAge entry for Ochrotomys nuttalli

Classification (HAGRID: 02542)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Cricetidae
                    Genus: Ochrotomys
Species
Ochrotomys nuttalli
Common name
Golden mouse
Synonyms
Peromyscus nuttalli, Mus aureolus, Peromyscus nuttalli flammeus, Ochrotomys nuttalli floridanus, Peromyscus nuttalli lewisi, Ochrotomys nuttalli lisae

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

It has been reported that captive females can produce young when as old as 6.5 years and lived 8.4 years [0434], which is plausible. One female lived 6 years in captivity [0671]. Further studies may be necessary to better estimate the longevity of these animals.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
30 days
Weaning
21 days
Litter size
2.7 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
25 days
Weight at birth
2.7 g
Weight at weaning
12.5 g
Adult weight
22 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0591 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
107%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.4ºC or 97.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.1510 W
Body mass
19.5 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.007744 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180379
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 56229
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