Animal Age

How old does a Delany’s mouse get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Delany’s mouse reaches?

An adult Delany’s mouse (Delanymys brooksi) usually gets as old as 2 years.

When born, they weight 122 grams (0.27 lbs) and measure 0.4 cm (0′ 1″). As a member of the Muridae family (genus: Delanymys), their offspring is 3 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 40 cm (1′ 4″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Delany's mouse gets as old as 2 years

Delany’s mouse or Delany’s swamp mouse (Delanymys brooksi) is a species of rodent in the family Nesomyidae. It is the only species in the genus Delanymys and the only extant member of subfamily Delanymyinae, which also contains the fossil genus Stenodontomys. It was previously placed in subfamily Petromyscinae, but it is apparently not closely related to Petromyscus. It is found in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland and swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Animals of the same family as a Delany’s mouse

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Muridae):

Animals that reach the same age as Delany’s mouse

With an average age of 2 years, Delany’s mouse are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Delany’s mouse

The same number of babies at once (3) are born by:

Weighting as much as Delany’s mouse

A fully grown Delany’s mouse reaches around 4 grams (0.01 lbs). So do these animals: