AnAge entry for Phodopus roborovskii

Classification (HAGRID: 02556)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Cricetidae
                    Genus: Phodopus
Species
Phodopus roborovskii
Common name
Desert hamster
Synonyms
Cricetulus bedfordiae, Phodopus praedilectus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
4.8 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

There are contradicting reports for age at maturity with some estimates suggesting both males and females can be fertile as early as 2-3 weeks of age [0455].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
243 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
21 days
Weaning
19 days
Litter size
6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3.5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
1.45 g
Weight at weaning
18.1 g
Adult weight
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632740
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 109678
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