AnAge entry for Atelerix albiventris

Classification (HAGRID: 03011)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Erinaceomorpha
                Family: Erinaceidae
                    Genus: Atelerix
Species
Atelerix albiventris
Common name
African pygmy (four-toed) hedgehog

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
11.4 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

In zoos, these animals have been known to live up to 11.4 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
84 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
35 days
Weaning
44 days
Litter size
6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
10 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
500 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.039 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
90%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 35.2ºC or 95.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.8280 W
Body mass
450.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001840 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 633534
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9368
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