AnAge entry for Ictonyx libycus

Classification (HAGRID: 01829)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Mustelidae
                    Genus: Ictonyx
Species
Ictonyx libycus
Common name
Saharan striped polecat
Synonyms
Ictonyx libyca

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but one specimen lived 5.8 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

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

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 726287
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