AnAge entry for Dasyprocta leporina

Classification (HAGRID: 03308)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Dasyproctidae
                    Genus: Dasyprocta
Species
Dasyprocta leporina
Common name
Agouti
Synonyms
Dasyprocta rubrata

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

These animals have been reported to live up to 17.8 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
193 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
112 days
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
3,265 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
105%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.3ºC or 100.9ºF
Basal metabolic rate
8.6940 W
Body mass
2687.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003236 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 584731
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 42152
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