AnAge entry for Galidia elegans

Classification (HAGRID: 02555)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Eupleridae
                    Genus: Galidia
Species
Galidia elegans
Common name
Malagasy ring-tailed mongoose

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One wild born animal was about 26 years old when it died in captivity [0434].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
737 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
72 days
Weaning
60 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
50 g
Weight at weaning
183 g
Adult weight
800 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0093 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
191%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 621875
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 61400
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