AnAge entry for Ammospermophilus nelsoni

Classification (HAGRID: 02748)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Ammospermophilus
Species
Ammospermophilus nelsoni
Common name
Nelson's antelope squirrel

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Although most of these animals do not live for more than one year in the wild, some may occasionally live for more than 4 years with one individual living 5.7 years [0636]. Little is known about their longevity in captivity, though.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
26 days
Weaning
Litter size
8 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
4.88 g
Weight at weaning
41 g
Adult weight
154.5 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

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