AnAge entry for Ctenomys talarum

Classification (HAGRID: 02573)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Ctenomyidae
                    Genus: Ctenomys
Species
Ctenomys talarum
Common name
Tuco-tuco

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

In the wild, these animals live on average less than 3 years. Their maximum longevity is not known.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
243 days
Male sexual maturity
243 days
Gestation
102 days
Weaning
36 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
8 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
100 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.1ºC or 97.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.6110 W
Body mass
121.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.005050 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 584773
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 55520
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