AnAge entry for Perognathus merriami

Classification (HAGRID: 02637)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Heteromyidae
                    Genus: Perognathus
Species
Perognathus merriami
Common name
Merriam's pocket mouse

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but they appear to live at least 4 years [0538].

Life history traits (averages)

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

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 552488
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 38670
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