AnAge entry for Cynomys ludovicianus

Classification (HAGRID: 03559)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Cynomys
Species
Cynomys ludovicianus
Common name
Black-tailed prairie dog
Synonyms
Cynomys pyrrotrichus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
11 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

In the wild, females may live up to 8 years and males up to 5 years [0507]. One captive specimen lived for 11 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Gestation
30 days
Weaning
63 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
15.75 g
Weight at weaning
148.35 g
Adult weight
1,125 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0111 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
76%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
2.3580 W
Body mass
1112.3 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002120 W/g

References

External Resources

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Taxonomy ID 45480
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