AnAge entry for Xerospermophilus mohavensis

Classification (HAGRID: 02824)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Xerospermophilus
Species
Xerospermophilus mohavensis
Common name
Mohave ground squirrel
Synonyms
Spermophilus mohavensis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Record longevity in captivity is 7.8 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
24 days
Weaning
36 days
Litter size
6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
4.5 g
Weight at weaning
30 g
Adult weight
150 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
74%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 37.0ºC or 98.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.6290 W
Body mass
240.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002621 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 930310
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 99847
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