AnAge entry for Perognathus flavescens

Classification (HAGRID: 02634)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Heteromyidae
                    Genus: Perognathus
Species
Perognathus flavescens
Common name
Plains pocket mouse

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals. One common age-related condition is tooth wear. They probably do not live more than one to two years, though a maximum longevity of 5 years has been suggested [0610].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
84 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
26 days
Weaning
Litter size
4.75 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
9 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180261
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 38675
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