AnAge entry for Brachylagus idahoensis

Classification (HAGRID: 03024)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Lagomorpha
                Family: Leporidae
                    Genus: Brachylagus
Species
Brachylagus idahoensis
Common name
Pygmy rabbit
Synonyms
Sylvilagus idahoensis, Lepus idahoensis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Knowledge regarding the longevity of these animals is limited. One wild born specimen was still alive in captivity at about 4.3 years of age [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
256 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
27 days
Weaning
Litter size
6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.5
Inter-litter interval
39 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
421.3 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
2.1450 W
Body mass
432.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004965 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552521
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 48083
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