AnAge entry for Taterillus gracilis

Classification (HAGRID: 02724)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Taterillus
Species
Taterillus gracilis
Common name
Slender gerbil
Synonyms
Taterillus nigeriae, Taterillus gracilis angelus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

The longevity of these animals has not been studied in detail, but one specimen lived 3.5 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
91 days
Male sexual maturity
91 days
Gestation
26 days
Weaning
Litter size
4.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
51.9 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 633012
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 298890
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