AnAge entry for Condylura cristata

Classification (HAGRID: 03665)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Soricomorpha
                Family: Talpidae
                    Genus: Condylura
Species
Condylura cristata
Common name
Star-nosed mole

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Considering its small reproductive output, it has been speculated that these animals may live up to 3 to 4 years. Record longevity in captivity, however, is only 2.5 years [0671]. Further studies may be necessary.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
304 days
Male sexual maturity
304 days
Gestation
40 days
Weaning
24 days
Litter size
4.4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
1.5 g
Weight at weaning
30 g
Adult weight
55.3 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
27%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.7ºC or 99.9ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.6150 W
Body mass
49.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.012551 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 179964
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 143302
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