AnAge entry for Zapus princeps

Classification (HAGRID: 02595)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Dipodidae
                    Genus: Zapus
Species
Zapus princeps
Common name
Western jumping mouse
Synonyms
Zapus alleni, Zapus major, Zapus nevadensis, Zapus pacificus, Zapus saltator, Zapus princeps chrysogenys, Zapus princeps oregonus, Zapus princeps cinereus, Zapus princeps curtatus, Zapus princeps idahoensis, Zapus princeps kootenayensis, Zapus princeps minor, Zapus princeps palatinus, Zapus princeps utahensis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Most females do not breed before they are 2 years old and if they do, their litters will be smaller than average. Little is known about the longevity of these animals. In the wild, they can live up to 4 years [0434]. Anecdotal reports suggest they can live up to 6 years, but these have not been confirmed.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
19 days
Weaning
30 days
Litter size
5.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
0.8 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
21 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180387
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 162168
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