AnAge entry for Reithrodontomys humulis

Classification (HAGRID: 02561)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Cricetidae
                    Genus: Reithrodontomys
Species
Reithrodontomys humulis
Common name
Eastern harvest mouse
Synonyms
Mus carolinensis, Mus lecontii, Reithrodontomys merriami, Reithrodontomys humulis dickinsoni, Reithrodontomys lecontii impiger, Reithrodontomys humulis virginianus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

In captivity they live on average 2.2 years, though in the wild they tend to live less than one year [0629].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
105 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
23 days
Weaning
23 days
Litter size
2.9 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
32 days
Weight at birth
1.115 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
10.3 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0694 days-1 (from Gompertz function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180342
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 129430
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