Wood lemming

Wood lemming

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Arvicolinae
Species : Myopus schisticolor

 

The Wood lemming is listed as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Wood lemming habitats
Subarctic forest
Some facts about the
Wood lemming

Adult weight : 0.025 kg (0.055 lbs)

Female maturity :33 days

Gestation : 22 days

Weaning : 20 days

Litter size : 5

Litters per year : 2

Weight at birth : 0.003 kg (0.0066 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.016 kg (0.0352 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.026 kg (0.0572 lbs)

Temperature : 38.85 °C (101.93 °F)

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Facts about the wood lemming

Liu WS, Eriksson L, Fredga K XY sex reversal in the wood lemming is

Positional cloning of X-linked genes for sex determination in XY sex reversed wood lemmings ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- The wood lemming is a unique model for studying the role of X-linked genes

se The wood lemming is a unique model for studying the role of X-linked genes in mammalian sex determination due to the presence of a mutated form of X chromosome, X*.

The wood lemming, Myopus schisticolor, is found in N Eurasia.

The Wood lemming, Myopus schisticolor, is found in northern Eurasia. (Full text)

The most preferred habitat of the wood lemming is an old spruce dominated-forest with a thick moss cover. (Full text)

c Myopus schisticolor is closely related to R. (Full text)

(Cyclophyllidea, Anoplocephalidae), from wood lemmings of Eastern Siberia (Myopus schisticolor) is described. (Full text)

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