AnAge entry for Zapus hudsonius

Classification (HAGRID: 03323)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Dipodidae
                    Genus: Zapus
Species
Zapus hudsonius
Common name
Meadow jumping mouse

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, these animals probably do not live more than 3 years. One specimen lived at least 5.6 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
61 days
Male sexual maturity
61 days
Gestation
19 days
Weaning
28 days
Litter size
5.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
0.8 g
Weight at weaning
7.8 g
Adult weight
18 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0328 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
73%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
0.2190 W
Body mass
26.1 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.008391 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180386
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 160400
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