AnAge entry for Bettongia penicillata

Classification (HAGRID: 03000)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Diprotodontia
                Family: Potoroidae
                    Genus: Bettongia
Species
Bettongia penicillata
Common name
Woylie

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One specimen lived 18.8 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
180 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
18 days
Weaning
150 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3
Inter-litter interval
102 days
Weight at birth
0.29 g
Weight at weaning
500 g
Adult weight
1,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
125%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 37.2ºC or 99.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
3.1320 W
Body mass
1018.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003077 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552701
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 69259
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