AnAge entry for Arctonyx collaris

Classification (HAGRID: 02620)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Mustelidae
                    Genus: Arctonyx
Species
Arctonyx collaris
Common name
Hog badger

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
15.8 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

There is usually a delayed implantation. Although females may be pregnant for up to 10 months, the postimplantation gestation period takes about 6 weeks.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
42 days
Weaning
104 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
58 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
10,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
78%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 621921
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 139309
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