AnAge entry for Sorex monticolus

Classification (HAGRID: 03658)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Like in other similar species, females overwinter before breeding. In the wild, they are not expected to live more than 1.5 years, which means that there is a yearly population turnover [0632].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
21 days
Litter size
5.68 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.33
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
6 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 179950
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 62903
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