AnAge entry for Tatera indica

Classification (HAGRID: 03520)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Tatera
Species
Tatera indica
Common name
Indian gerbil

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
7 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One captive specimen lived for 7 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
77 days
Male sexual maturity
91 days
Gestation
26 days
Weaning
24 days
Litter size
5.4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
4.2
Inter-litter interval
48 days
Weight at birth
3 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
146.7 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.024 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
66%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.0ºC or 96.8ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.4220 W
Body mass
86.9 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004856 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 633002
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 186471
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