AnAge entry for Elephantulus brachyrhynchus

Classification (HAGRID: 03044)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Macroscelidea
                Family: Macroscelididae
                    Genus: Elephantulus
Species
Elephantulus brachyrhynchus
Common name
Short-nosed elephant shrew

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Knowledge is limited regarding the longevity of these animals, though one captive specimen lived 4.2 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Weaning
Litter size
1.8 (viviparous)
Litters per year
5.5
Inter-litter interval
75 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
44.3 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.5ºC or 99.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.2440 W
Body mass
45.3 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.005386 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 584912
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 113275
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