AnAge entry for Atlantoxerus getulus

Classification (HAGRID: 03549)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Atlantoxerus
Species
Atlantoxerus getulus
Common name
Barbary ground squirrel
Synonyms
Atlantoxerus praetextus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals. Six wild born specimens kept in captivity were about 10-11 years old when they disappeared [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

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

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632324
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 226855
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