AnAge entry for Conepatus leuconotus

Classification (HAGRID: 01816)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Mephitidae
                    Genus: Conepatus
Species
Conepatus leuconotus
Common name
Hog-nosed skunk
Synonyms
Mephitis leuconata

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One specimen of the leuconotus subspecies, formerly known as Conepatus mesoleucus, was 10.2 years old when it died in captivity [0671]. Nonetheless, not much is known about the longevity of these animals and further studies are necessary to better estimate their maximum longevity.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
319 days
Male sexual maturity
319 days
Gestation
56 days
Weaning
Litter size
3.4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
182 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,900 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
65%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180567
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 30543
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