AnAge entry for Burramys parvus

Classification (HAGRID: 02941)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Diprotodontia
                Family: Burramyidae
                    Genus: Burramys
Species
Burramys parvus
Common name
Mountain pygmy possum

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
12 years
Source
ref. 522
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Although these animals normally do not live more than 4 years in the wild, it has been reported that females can live up to 11 years [0434]. Other reports suggest a maximum longevity of 12 years [0522], which is plausible.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
320 days
Male sexual maturity
320 days
Gestation
15 days
Weaning
60 days
Litter size
3.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
22 g
Adult weight
45 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
137%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.1ºC or 97.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.2050 W
Body mass
44.3 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004628 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 609815
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 38600
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