AnAge entry for Caluromysiops irrupta

Classification (HAGRID: 02921)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Didelphimorphia
                Family: Didelphidae
                    Genus: Caluromysiops
Species
Caluromysiops irrupta
Common name
Black-shouldered opossum

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals as few have been kept in captivity. One specimen has been reported to live 7.8 years in captivity [0434], which probably refers to one specimen captured in the wild that lived 6.8 years in captivity [0671]. Without more detailed studies, maximum longevity must be classified as unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

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

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552531
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 126286
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