AnAge entry for Cyclopes didactylus

Classification (HAGRID: 03088)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Pilosa
                Family: Cyclopedidae
                    Genus: Cyclopes
Species
Cyclopes didactylus
Common name
Silky anteater

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

While the average lifespan of these animals is below 2 years, it is likely they live much longer in captivity. One animal was kept for 2.3 years in captivity [0434]. Nonetheless, without further longevity studies, the maximum longevity of this species cannot be determined.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
135 days
Weaning
152 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
266 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
306ºK or 33.0ºC or 91.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.6360 W
Body mass
240.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002650 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 624910
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 84074
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