AnAge entry for Castor fiber

Classification (HAGRID: 03286)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Castoridae
                    Genus: Castor
Species
Castor fiber
Common name
European beaver
Synonyms
Castor fiber fiber, Castor fiber galliae, Castor fiber albicus, Castor fiber vistulanus, Castor fiber pohlei, Castor fiber birulai, Castor fiber tuvinicus, Castor fiber belorussicus, Castor fiber orientoeuropaeus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

It has been suggested that beavers may live as much as 50 years [0434], which is doubtful. Although the maximum longevity of this species cannot be correctly estimated, one specimen lived 13.7 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
639 days
Male sexual maturity
639 days
Gestation
105 days
Weaning
76 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
530 g
Weight at weaning
4,200 g
Adult weight
25,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0104 days-1 (from Gompertz function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 573165
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Taxonomy ID 10185
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