AnAge entry for Cuniculus paca

Classification (HAGRID: 02574)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Cuniculidae
                    Genus: Cuniculus
Species
Cuniculus paca
Common name
Lowland paca
Synonyms
Agouti paca

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One specimen lived 16.3 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
116 days
Weaning
78 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
191 days
Weight at birth
680 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
9,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0165 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
82%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 37.2ºC or 99.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
15.3230 W
Body mass
9156.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001674 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 825307
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 108852
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