AnAge entry for Otomys irroratus

Classification (HAGRID: 03472)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Otomys
Species
Otomys irroratus
Common name
Vlei rat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

One captive animal lived for 1.8 years and animals in the wild probably do not live more than 2 years [0625]. Still, without more detailed studies maximum longevity is classified as unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
82 days
Male sexual maturity
91 days
Gestation
40 days
Weaning
13 days
Litter size
1.78 (viviparous)
Litters per year
4.25
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
14.5 g
Weight at weaning
30 g
Adult weight
146.8 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0371 days-1 (from Gompertz function)

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.6ºC or 99.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.4740 W
Body mass
102.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004647 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 632795
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 121570
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