AnAge entry for Perognathus longimembris

Classification (HAGRID: 02636)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
8.3 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 434
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Specimens have been reported to live 8.3 years in the laboratory [0434].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
151 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
22 days
Weaning
28 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.25
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
0.9 g
Weight at weaning
4 g
Adult weight
8 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0766 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
123%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 34.7ºC or 94.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.0610 W
Body mass
8.5 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.007176 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180267
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 38669
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