AnAge entry for Atherurus macrourus

Classification (HAGRID: 03361)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Hystricidae
                    Genus: Atherurus
Species
Atherurus macrourus
Common name
Asiatic brush-tailed porcupine

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the lifespan of this species. One captive animal lived for 13.7 years [0671], but more detailed studies are needed to better estimate the maximum longevity of this species.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
Litter size
1.25 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
2,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 584679
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 34836
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