AnAge entry for Heterohyrax brucei

Classification (HAGRID: 03022)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Hyracoidea
                Family: Procaviidae
                    Genus: Heterohyrax
Species
Heterohyrax brucei
Common name
Bush hyrax

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Estimates that these animals live up to 14 years in the wild are likely overestimated [0542]. One study in the wild reported an average longevity for females of little over 4 years while males appear to live even less [0434]. Not much is known about their longevity in captivity, but one animal lived for 11.8 years [0671]. Because of these conflicting reports, maximum longevity must be classified as unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
494 days
Male sexual maturity
494 days
Gestation
229 days
Weaning
91 days
Litter size
1.9 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
225 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
2,457 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.7ºC or 98.1ºF
Basal metabolic rate
3.8720 W
Body mass
1604.4 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.002413 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 584910
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Taxonomy ID 77598
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