AnAge entry for Glaucomys volans

Classification (HAGRID: 03568)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Sciuridae
                    Genus: Glaucomys
Species
Glaucomys volans
Common name
Southern flying squirrel
Synonyms
Mus volans

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One wild born specimen was about 19 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
210 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
40 days
Weaning
58 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.3
Inter-litter interval
134 days
Weight at birth
3.35 g
Weight at weaning
46.2 g
Adult weight
65.4 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
205%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 39.0ºC or 102.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.4140 W
Body mass
67.4 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.006142 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180170
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 64683
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