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*. (Full text)

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)

The wood lemming, Myopus schisticolor, is found in N Eurasia. (Full text)

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