AnAge entry for Dasyurus geoffroii

Classification (HAGRID: 02891)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Dasyuromorphia
                Family: Dasyuridae
                    Genus: Dasyurus
Species
Dasyurus geoffroii
Common name
Western quoll

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, these animals live on average 2 years and a maximum of 5 years. One specimen in captivity lived for 6.2 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
16 days
Weaning
158 days
Litter size
6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
0.011 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
890 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
44%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.2ºC or 97.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
2.9910 W
Body mass
1326.7 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002254 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 552607
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 63143
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