AnAge entry for Fossa fossana

Classification (HAGRID: 02554)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Eupleridae
                    Genus: Fossa
Species
Fossa fossana
Common name
Malagasy civet

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
21.4 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
728 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
82 days
Weaning
76 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
67.5 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,540 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
142%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.9ºC or 100.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
5.0226 W
Body mass
2260.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002222 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 621975
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 143320
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