Animal Age

How old does a Yellow-faced pocket gopher get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Yellow-faced pocket gopher reaches?

An adult Yellow-faced pocket gopher (Pappogeomys castanops) usually gets as old as 4.67 years.

When born, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 7.8 cm (0′ 4″). As a member of the Geomyidae family (genus: Pappogeomys), a Yellow-faced pocket gopher caries out around 2 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 3 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 19.2 cm (0′ 8″).

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 Yellow-faced pocket gopher gets as old as 4.67 years

The yellow-faced pocket gopher (Cratogeomys castanops) is a species of pocket gopher that is native to shortgrass prairies in the south-western United States and northern Mexico. It is the species that lives north of the Southern Coahuila Filter-Barrier (SCFB). Among the different species, the yellow-faced pocket gopher has a small to medium-sized skull. The fossil of this genus was recorded from the pre-Pleistocene Benson Beds of Arizona.The yellow-faced pocket gopher has a yellowish-brown coat, a short tail, and one deep groove down the anterior middle of each incisor.

Animals of the same family as a Yellow-faced pocket gopher

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

Animals that reach the same age as Yellow-faced pocket gopher

With an average age of 4.67 years, Yellow-faced pocket gopher are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Yellow-faced pocket gopher

The same number of babies at once (2) are born by:

Weighting as much as Yellow-faced pocket gopher

A fully grown Yellow-faced pocket gopher reaches around 267 grams (0.59 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Yellow-faced pocket gopher

Those animals grow as big as a Yellow-faced pocket gopher: