AnAge entry for Bassariscus astutus

Classification (HAGRID: 01893)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Procyonidae
                    Genus: Bassariscus
Species
Bassariscus astutus
Common name
Ringtail

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, these animals probably live about 7 years. One wild born specimen was about 19 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
300 days
Male sexual maturity
300 days
Gestation
52 days
Weaning
42 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
30 g
Weight at weaning
258.7 g
Adult weight
1,015 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0215 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
134%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.6ºC or 99.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180577
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 55047
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