AnAge entry for Thomomys talpoides

Classification (HAGRID: 03341)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Geomyidae
                    Genus: Thomomys
Species
Thomomys talpoides
Common name
Northern pocket gopher

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

In the wild, these animals do not commonly live for more than two years [0538]. They have been reported to live up to 6 years, though [0610]. Little is known about their longevity in captivity and without more detailed studies their maximum longevity must be classified as unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
356 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
28 days
Weaning
40 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
3.175 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
104 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0618 days-1 (from Gompertz function)

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.2ºC or 97.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.6790 W
Body mass
97.6 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.006957 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180228
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 35660
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