AnAge entry for Sorex minutus

Classification (HAGRID: 02861)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Not much is known about the longevity of these animals, but they are likely short-lived. One captive specimen lived 1.3 years [0671]. They have been estimated to live up to 2 years in the wild [0542]. Maximum longevity is considered unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
304 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
24 days
Weaning
22 days
Litter size
6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
0.235 g
Weight at weaning
5.1 g
Adult weight
7.2 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 38.5ºC or 101.3ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.1790 W
Body mass
4.1 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.043659 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 633799
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 62280
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