AnAge entry for Reithrodontomys megalotis

Classification (HAGRID: 02562)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Cricetidae
                    Genus: Reithrodontomys
Species
Reithrodontomys megalotis
Common name
Western harvest mouse
Synonyms
Reithrodontomys amoles, Reithrodontomys arizonensis, Reithrodontomys aztecus, Rhithrodontomys catalinae, Reithrodontomys dychei, Rhithrodontomys peninsulae, Reithrodontomys saturatus alticolus, Reithrodontomys megalotis distichlis, Reithrodontomys megalotis limicola, Reithrodontomys dychei nebrascensis, Reithrodontomys megalotis ravus, Reithrodontomys megalotis santacruzae, Reithrodontomys megalotis arizonensis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but one specimen lived at least 3.6 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
107 days
Male sexual maturity
80 days
Gestation
23 days
Weaning
21 days
Litter size
3.3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
4.5
Inter-litter interval
28 days
Weight at birth
1.33 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
11 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.8ºC or 98.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.1300 W
Body mass
9.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.014444 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180343
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 44234
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