AnAge entry for Cynictis penicillata

Classification (HAGRID: 02594)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Herpestidae
                    Genus: Cynictis
Species
Cynictis penicillata
Common name
Yellow mongoose

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
15.2 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
56 days
Weaning
61 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
598.5 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
117%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 621887
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 41010
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