AnAge entry for Sorex alpinus

Classification (HAGRID: 03650)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Soricomorpha
                Family: Soricidae
                    Genus: Sorex
Species
Sorex alpinus
Common name
Alpine shrew

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

It is estimated that these animals live about 1.3 years in the wild [0542]. Little is known about their longevity in captivity and thus maximum longevity could be underestimated.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
Litter size
6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
7.8 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 38.6ºC or 101.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.2670 W
Body mass
7.8 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.034231 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 633778
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 62902
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