AnAge entry for Geocapromys ingrahami

Classification (HAGRID: 02488)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Capromyidae
                    Genus: Geocapromys
Species
Geocapromys ingrahami
Common name
Bahamian hutia

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals. One wild born specimen was about 9 years old when it died in captivity [0671]. Considering the low reproduction rate of these animals, however, longevity is likely longer, maybe up to 12 years.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Gestation
117 days
Weaning
53 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
325 days
Weight at birth
80 g
Weight at weaning
250 g
Adult weight
660 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0124 days-1 (from Gompertz function)

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.0ºC or 96.8ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.4830 W
Body mass
775.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001914 W/g

References

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