AnAge entry for Aplodontia rufa

Classification (HAGRID: 03273)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Aplodontiidae
                    Genus: Aplodontia
Species
Aplodontia rufa
Common name
Mountain beaver
Synonyms
Aplodontia olympica

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

These animals appear to live at least 6 years in the wild. Some estimates, although unverified, indicate they may live 10 years in the wild [0573]. Because longevity has not been studied in detail in captivity, maximum longevity is considered unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Gestation
29 days
Weaning
56 days
Litter size
2.75 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
25.5 g
Weight at weaning
393 g
Adult weight
1,125 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0288 days-1 (from Gompertz function)

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.0ºC or 100.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.8920 W
Body mass
706.8 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002677 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180133
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 51342
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