AnAge entry for Rattus fuscipes

Classification (HAGRID: 02715)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Rattus
Species
Rattus fuscipes
Common name
Bush rat
Synonyms
Mus assimilis, Rattus glauerti, Mus greyii, Mus manicatus, Mus murrayi, Rattus assimilis coracius, Rattus greyi ravus, Rattus greyi pelori, Rattus greyi peccatus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
5.3 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 616
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Weaned animals live about one year, but there is a field record of 3.8 years and a laboratory record of 5.3 years [0616].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
107 days
Male sexual maturity
90 days
Gestation
26 days
Weaning
30 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3.3
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
4.5 g
Weight at weaning
21.3 g
Adult weight
130 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
51%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.5ºC or 99.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.4710 W
Body mass
76.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.006197 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 585522
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 10119
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