AnAge entry for Hypsiprymnodon moschatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02944)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Diprotodontia
                Family: Hypsiprymnodontidae
                    Genus: Hypsiprymnodon
Species
Hypsiprymnodon moschatus
Common name
Musky rat kangaroo

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of animals. One captive specimen lived for 4 years [0671], and they have been reported to live for 6 years [0522]. Without further studies, however, their maximum longevity must be classified as unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
Weaning
270 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
250 g
Adult weight
500 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552703
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 65631
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