AnAge entry for Sorex ornatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02863)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals. One anecdotal report, which may be true, claimed that wild-caught young female lived 1.5 years in captivity [0589].

Life history traits (averages)

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

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
0.2920 W
Body mass
9.7 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.030103 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 179952
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 126318
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