AnAge entry for Elephantulus rufescens

Classification (HAGRID: 03048)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen lived for 7.9 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
50 days
Male sexual maturity
50 days
Gestation
61 days
Weaning
23 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
5.2
Inter-litter interval
84 days
Weight at birth
10.6 g
Weight at weaning
29 g
Adult weight
58 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0481 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
86%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 37.3ºC or 99.1ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.3170 W
Body mass
53.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.005981 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 584920
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 42151
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