AnAge entry for Steatomys pratensis

Classification (HAGRID: 02739)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Nesomyidae
                    Genus: Steatomys
Species
Steatomys pratensis
Common name
Fat mouse
Synonyms
Steatomys edulis, Steatomys natalensis, Steatomys pratensis maunensis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but one specimen lived 3.8 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

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

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
307ºK or 34.1ºC or 93.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.1050 W
Body mass
37.5 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002800 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 632724
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