AnAge entry for Cercartetus caudatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02942)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Diprotodontia
                Family: Burramyidae
                    Genus: Cercartetus
Species
Cercartetus caudatus
Common name
Long-tailed pygmy possum

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, though they have been reported to live 3.2 years [0522].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
460 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
77 days
Litter size
2.85 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
183 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
12 g
Adult weight
30 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 609816
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 38602
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