AnAge entry for Peromyscus leucopus

Classification (HAGRID: 03478)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Peromyscus
Species
Peromyscus leucopus
Common name
White-footed mouse

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

IMR
0.001/year
MRDT
0.5 years
Maximum longevity
7.9 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In the wild, most animals do not live more than 1.5 years. Anecdotal evidence suggests these animals live up to 8.2 years, but this could be the result of confusion with similar species. Record longevity in captivity is 7.9 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
73 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
26 days
Weaning
22 days
Litter size
4.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3.7
Inter-litter interval
26 days
Weight at birth
1.89 g
Weight at weaning
9.24 g
Adult weight
23 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0456 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
100%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.7ºC or 98.1ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.2130 W
Body mass
22.3 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.009552 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180278
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 10041
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