AnAge entry for Onychomys leucogaster

Classification (HAGRID: 02544)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Cricetidae
                    Genus: Onychomys
Species
Onychomys leucogaster
Common name
Northern grasshopper mouse
Synonyms
Onychomys arcticeps, Onychomys fuliginosus, Onychomys longipes, Mus missouriensis, Onychomys ruidosae, Onychomys leucogaster albescens, Onychomys leucogaster breviauritus, Onychomys leucogaster brevicaudus, Onychomys leucogaster capitulatus, Onychomys leucogriseus fuscogriseus, Onychomys leucogaster melanophrys, Onychomys melanophrys pallescens, Onychomys leucogaster pallidus, Onychomys leucogaster utahensis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Females can reproduce for up to 3 years [0434]. One specimen lived 5.6 years in captivity [0671]. Various age-related diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, have been observed in old animals [0965].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
100 days
Male sexual maturity
114 days
Gestation
31 days
Weaning
23 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.5
Inter-litter interval
32 days
Weight at birth
2.6 g
Weight at weaning
13.1 g
Adult weight
32.5 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0634 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
67%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180382
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Taxonomy ID 38668
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