AnAge entry for Dasycercus cristicauda

Classification (HAGRID: 02888)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Dasyuromorphia
                Family: Dasyuridae
                    Genus: Dasycercus
Species
Dasycercus cristicauda
Common name
Mulgara

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

These animals are known to live 6 years in the wild [0542]. One specimen lived 7.4 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
315 days
Male sexual maturity
315 days
Gestation
38 days
Weaning
121 days
Litter size
7 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
22 g
Adult weight
115 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
73%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.7ºC or 99.9ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.2600 W
Body mass
91.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002857 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552604
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 32542
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