AnAge entry for Rhabdomys pumilio

Classification (HAGRID: 02719)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Rhabdomys
Species
Rhabdomys pumilio
Common name
Four-striped grass mouse
Synonyms
Mus donavani, Mus lineatus, Mus septemvittatus, Mus vittatus, Isomys pumilio bechuanae, Arvicanthis pumilio cinereus, Arvicanthis pumilio deserti, Rhabdomys pumilio fouriei, Arvicanthis pumilio griquae, Arvicanthis pumilio intermedius, Mus pumilio major, Arvicanthis pumilio meridionalis, Rhabdomys pumilio namaquensis, Rhabdomys pumilio namibensis, Rhabdomys pumilio orangiae, Rhabdomys pumilio prieskae

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen lived for 4.5 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
42 days
Male sexual maturity
64 days
Gestation
25 days
Weaning
14 days
Litter size
6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
4
Inter-litter interval
29 days
Weight at birth
2.67 g
Weight at weaning
8.4 g
Adult weight
51 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0361 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
50%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 37.0ºC or 98.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.1790 W
Body mass
39.6 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004520 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 585562
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Taxonomy ID 121573
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