AnAge entry for Phenacomys intermedius

Classification (HAGRID: 02554)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Cricetidae
                    Genus: Phenacomys
Species
Phenacomys intermedius
Common name
Western heather vole
Synonyms
Phenacomys constablei, Phenacomys olympicus, Phenacomys oramontis, Phenacomys orophilus, Phenacomys preblei, Microtus pumilus, Phenacomys truei, Phenacomys intermedius celsus, Phenacomys intermedius laingi, Phenacomys intermedius levis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Unlike females, males only breed in their second year. Estimates based on the amount of tooth wear suggested that these animals live up to 4 years in the wild [0627]. Without more detailed studies maximum longevity is classified as unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
37 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
22 days
Weaning
19 days
Litter size
4.58 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.3
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
2.18 g
Weight at weaning
15.3 g
Adult weight
33 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.9ºC or 100.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.3750 W
Body mass
21.5 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.017442 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180359
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 56242
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