AnAge entry for Cryptomys damarensis

Classification (HAGRID: 03275)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Bathyergidae
                    Genus: Cryptomys
Species
Cryptomys damarensis
Common name
Damaraland mole-rat
Synonyms
Cryptomys lugardi, Cryptomys micklemi, Cryptomys ovamboensis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
15.5 years (captivity)
Source
Bruce Goldman, pers. comm.
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One breeding pair was at least 15.5 years of age when they died in captivity. Old animals often develop a much lighter pelage (Bruce Goldman, pers. comm.).

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
511 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
93 days
Weaning
83 days
Litter size
2.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
9 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
180 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
143%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 35.2ºC or 95.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.4180 W
Body mass
131.3 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003184 W/g

References

External Resources

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