AnAge entry for Dolichotis patagonum

Classification (HAGRID: 03290)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Caviidae
                    Genus: Dolichotis
Species
Dolichotis patagonum
Common name
Patagonian cavy

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen was still alive at 14.4 years of age [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
158 days
Male sexual maturity
183 days
Gestation
85 days
Weaning
65 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3.5
Inter-litter interval
100 days
Weight at birth
561.94 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
12,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
69%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 584722
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 29091
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