AnAge entry for Hystrix brachyura

Classification (HAGRID: 02642)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Hystricidae
                    Genus: Hystrix
Species
Hystrix brachyura
Common name
Malayan porcupine

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One the longest-lived rodents, even in the wild, these animals may live 12-15 years [0434].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
112 days
Weaning
Litter size
1.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
445 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
8,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
141%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 584683
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