AnAge entry for Didelphis aurita

Classification (HAGRID: 02924)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Didelphimorphia
                Family: Didelphidae
                    Genus: Didelphis
Species
Didelphis aurita
Common name
Azara's opossum

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive animal lived 4 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
170 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
100 days
Litter size
6.2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
850 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
29%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552535
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 85694
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