AnAge entry for Dasyurus maculatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02893)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Dasyuromorphia
                Family: Dasyuridae
                    Genus: Dasyurus
Species
Dasyurus maculatus
Common name
Australian tiger cat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Females over 3 years of age produce no litters but males over 5 years old can still be fertile. Although these animals reach sexual maturity in about one year, they do not become fully grown until about two years of age [0509]. In the wild, these animals do not typically live more than 3 years. One animal lived 6.8 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
340 days
Male sexual maturity
340 days
Gestation
21 days
Weaning
135 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
500 g
Adult weight
5,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
37%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.9ºC or 98.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
3.1420 W
Body mass
1782.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001763 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552609
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9281
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