AnAge entry for Zyzomys argurus

Classification (HAGRID: 02728)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Zyzomys
Species
Zyzomys argurus
Common name
Common rock rat
Synonyms
Mesembriomys argurus indutus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but one specimen lived 4.2 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
30 days
Weaning
36 days
Litter size
2.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
219 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
14 g
Adult weight
50 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 585617
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 337230
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