AnAge entry for Elephantulus edwardii

Classification (HAGRID: 02248)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Macroscelidea
                Family: Macroscelididae
                    Genus: Elephantulus
Species
Elephantulus edwardii
Common name
Cape elephant shrew

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but one captive specimen lived 5.7 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

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

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.6ºC or 99.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.3030 W
Body mass
49.9 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.006072 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 584913
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 28737
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