AnAge entry for Felis margarita

Classification (HAGRID: 02563)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Felidae
                    Genus: Felis
Species
Felis margarita
Common name
Sand cat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen lived 13.9 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
274 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
67 days
Weaning
Litter size
4.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
198 days
Weight at birth
55.5 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
2,750 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0255 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
84%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 183801
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 61378
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