AnAge entry for Conilurus penicillatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02662)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Conilurus
Species
Conilurus penicillatus
Common name
Brush-tailed rabbit rat
Synonyms
Hapalotis hemileucurus, Hapalotis melanura, Conilurus melibius

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen lived 4.5 years before being released in the wild [0671]. Anecdotal reports suggesting these animals live more than 5 years [0610], albeit plausible, have not been confirmed.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
35 days
Weaning
31 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
144 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
43%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 35.9ºC or 96.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.9080 W
Body mass
213.2 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004259 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 585200
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 10127
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