AnAge entry for Dasyurus hallucatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02892)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

This species can exhibit semelparity. In tropical savannah, males die off after mating and exhibit weight loss, fur loss, parasite infestation, increased testosterone levels and anaemia, though not increased corticosteroid levels [0781]. One captive specimen lived 5.9 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
315 days
Male sexual maturity
315 days
Gestation
Weaning
90 days
Litter size
6.8 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
525 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
46%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 35.9ºC or 96.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.5010 W
Body mass
571.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002629 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552608
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9280
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