AnAge entry for Geogale aurita

Classification (HAGRID: 01543)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Afrosoricida
                Family: Tenrecidae
                    Genus: Geogale
Species
Geogale aurita
Common name
Large-eared tenrec

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

In captivity these animals can live more than 2.5 years [0613]. Their maximum longevity is unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
63 days
Weaning
37 days
Litter size
3.9 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
0.7 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
6.7 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
304ºK or 30.8ºC or 87.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.0430 W
Body mass
6.9 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.006232 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 633492
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 176117
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