AnAge entry for Sigmodon hispidus

Classification (HAGRID: 03514)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Sigmodon
Species
Sigmodon hispidus
Common name
Hispid cotton rat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
5.2 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
40 days
Male sexual maturity
40 days
Gestation
27 days
Weaning
15 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
6.7
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
6.2 g
Weight at weaning
19.8 g
Adult weight
185 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0362 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
47%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.1ºC or 100.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.0850 W
Body mass
159.6 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.006798 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180349
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 42415
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