AnAge entry for Ictonyx striatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02628)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Mustelidae
                    Genus: Ictonyx
Species
Ictonyx striatus
Common name
Striped polecat, zorilla

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Males only mate when they are about 2 years of age, but they may become sexually mature with less than a year of age. One wild born animal was about 14 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
304 days
Male sexual maturity
393 days
Gestation
36 days
Weaning
79 days
Litter size
2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
15 g
Weight at weaning
170 g
Adult weight
910 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0361 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
101%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 621938
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 55050
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