AnAge entry for Coendou prehensilis

Classification (HAGRID: 03332)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Erethizontidae
                    Genus: Coendou
Species
Coendou prehensilis
Common name
Prehensile-tailed porcupine
Synonyms
Coendou platycentrotus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
26.6 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One captive specimen lived for 26.6 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
578 days
Male sexual maturity
578 days
Gestation
203 days
Weaning
95 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
433 days
Weight at birth
408 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
3,900 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0112 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
153%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.7ºC or 98.1ºF
Basal metabolic rate
5.1230 W
Body mass
3280.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001562 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 584694
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 187985
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