AnAge entry for Galerella sanguinea

Classification (HAGRID: 02596)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Herpestidae
                    Genus: Galerella
Species
Galerella sanguinea
Common name
Slender mongoose

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One specimen lived 12.6 years old in captivity [0671]. Maximum longevity could be underestimated, though.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
65 days
Weaning
55 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
182 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
99%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 38.7ºC or 101.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
2.2020 W
Body mass
519.6 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004238 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 622010
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 210644
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