AnAge entry for Octodontomys gliroides

Classification (HAGRID: 02741)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Octodontidae
                    Genus: Octodontomys
Species
Octodontomys gliroides
Common name
Mountain degu
Synonyms
Octodontomys simonsi

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals. One specimen lived 7.6 years in captivity [0671]. Probably they can live longer, and further studies are necessary.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
104 days
Weaning
42 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
17.5 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
158 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 37.2ºC or 99.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.7150 W
Body mass
154.1 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004640 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 584783
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 170740
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