AnAge entry for Saccostomus campestris

Classification (HAGRID: 03511)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Saccostomus
Species
Saccostomus campestris
Common name
Pouched mouse

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

The implantation can be delayed in these animals, depending on the time of the year. In the wild, it has been estimated that they live up to 3 years [0542]. One captive specimen lived 4.5 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
45 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
21 days
Weaning
25 days
Litter size
6.8 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
51 days
Weight at birth
2.6 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
47.4 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
51%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 35.3ºC or 95.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.2740 W
Body mass
68.1 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004023 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632776
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 122953
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