AnAge entry for Thomomys bottae

Classification (HAGRID: 03339)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Geomyidae
                    Genus: Thomomys
Species
Thomomys bottae
Common name
Botta's pocket gopher

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

These animals may live up to 4.8 years in the wild [0648]. One captive specimen lived 6.1 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
319 days
Male sexual maturity
319 days
Gestation
19 days
Weaning
38 days
Litter size
5.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
3.3 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
115.5 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
60%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.0ºC or 96.8ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.6700 W
Body mass
143.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004685 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180222
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 10013
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