AnAge entry for Helogale parvula

Classification (HAGRID: 02597)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Herpestidae
                    Genus: Helogale
Species
Helogale parvula
Common name
Dwarf mongoose

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
18 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

In the wild these animals live up to 13 years (Peter Waser, pers. comm.). One captive specimen lived for 18 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
456 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
55 days
Weaning
21 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.25
Inter-litter interval
142 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
274.8 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
156%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 621890
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 210647
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