AnAge entry for Galea spixii

Classification (HAGRID: 02497)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
70 days
Male sexual maturity
112 days
Gestation
53 days
Weaning
42 days
Litter size
2.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
6.5
Inter-litter interval
53 days
Weight at birth
40 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
450 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
37%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 584717
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 181537
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