AnAge entry for Cercartetus nanus

Classification (HAGRID: 02146)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Diprotodontia
                Family: Burramyidae
                    Genus: Cercartetus
Species
Cercartetus nanus
Common name
Eastern pygmy possum

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
10.3 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
190 days
Male sexual maturity
190 days
Gestation
Weaning
62 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
95 days
Weight at birth
0.0198 g
Weight at weaning
8.4 g
Adult weight
40 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
120%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 35.6ºC or 96.1ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.3110 W
Body mass
64.8 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004799 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 609819
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 190653
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