AnAge entry for Pseudomys higginsi

Classification (HAGRID: 02712)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Pseudomys
Species
Pseudomys higginsi
Common name
Long-tailed mouse
Synonyms
Mus leucopus, Pseudomys higginsi australiensis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals. In the wild, they likely live less than 1.5 years, though they have been estimated to live up to 4 years [0610].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
272 days
Male sexual maturity
270 days
Gestation
32 days
Weaning
30 days
Litter size
2.3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
5 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
60.1 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0331 days-1 (from Gompertz function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 585499
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 442611
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