AnAge entry for Sicista betulina

Classification (HAGRID: 02593)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Dipodidae
                    Genus: Sicista
Species
Sicista betulina
Common name
Northern birch mouse
Synonyms
Sicista montana, Sicista norvegica, Sminthus tatricus, Sicista betulina taigica

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

In the wild, these animals live up to 3.5 years [0542]. Without further longevity studies, namely in captivity, their maximum longevity is considered unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
31 days
Weaning
38 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
8 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.0ºC or 96.8ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.1790 W
Body mass
10.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.017900 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 609767
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 489448
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