AnAge entry for Echinosorex gymnura

Classification (HAGRID: 03014)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Erinaceomorpha
                Family: Erinaceidae
                    Genus: Echinosorex
Species
Echinosorex gymnura
Common name
Moonrat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Not much is known about the longevity of these animals. There have been, so far unverified, claims of animals living up to 7 years [0511]. One captive specimen was estimated to be 5.2 years old when it died [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
37 days
Weaning
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
14.5 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,250 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.3ºC or 97.3ºF
Basal metabolic rate
2.8160 W
Body mass
721.2 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003905 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 633549
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 162630
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