AnAge entry for Galea musteloides

Classification (HAGRID: 02496)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Caviidae
                    Genus: Galea
Species
Galea musteloides
Common name
Common yellow-toothed cavy

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen lived for 3.5 years [0671]. Nonetheless, maximum longevity could be underestimated.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
66 days
Male sexual maturity
60 days
Gestation
54 days
Weaning
39 days
Litter size
2.63 (viviparous)
Litters per year
7
Inter-litter interval
53 days
Weight at birth
37.99 g
Weight at weaning
136.8 g
Adult weight
337.9 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0181 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
29%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 37.3ºC or 99.1ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.4730 W
Body mass
322.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004575 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 584716
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 10146
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