AnAge entry for Hystrix indica

Classification (HAGRID: 02644)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Hystricidae
                    Genus: Hystrix
Species
Hystrix indica
Common name
Indian crested porcupine
Synonyms
Hystrix hirsutirostris

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive female lived more than 27.1 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
113 days
Weaning
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
109 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
20,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
121%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 584682
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 192883
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