AnAge entry for Funisciurus congicus

Classification (HAGRID: 02764)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Funisciurus
Species
Funisciurus congicus
Common name
Congo rope squirrel
Synonyms
Funisciurus praetextus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these endangered species. Reports suggesting these animals live nearly 10 years were not confirmed upon close scrutiny and were probably the result of confusion with similar species. One captive specimen lived for 3.7 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
52 days
Weaning
50 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
60 days
Weight at birth
9.91 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
106 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 39.3ºC or 102.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.5330 W
Body mass
112.3 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004746 W/g

References

External Resources

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