AnAge entry for Geocapromys brownii

Classification (HAGRID: 02487)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Capromyidae
                    Genus: Geocapromys
Species
Geocapromys brownii
Common name
Brown's hutia
Synonyms
Geocapromys brachyurus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One wild born specimen was about 13.5 years of age when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
123 days
Weaning
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
168 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
90%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.0ºC or 96.8ºF
Basal metabolic rate
4.1100 W
Body mass
2456.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001673 W/g

References

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